Making the decision to change your life after years of use and abuse of drugs, alcohol and other mind/mood-altering chemicals, is both admirable and necessary. Recovery starts with the identification that there is a problem and the decision to do something about it. The Twelve-Steps of Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous is one of the most recognized and effective tools used to help combat the disease of addiction. Within the twelve-steps, there is content and a tone that promotes self awareness and responsibility; which is necessary to help effectively cope with the disease of addicition. I submit to you that there is also content and a tone that promotes giving back. While it is necessary to become selfishly involved with the recovery process, it is as equally necessary to become involved with uplifting a community with the knoweldge and experience gleaned from the tremendous battle with addiction. The responsibility to help prevent our younger generation from becoming involved with illicit substances (both legal and illegal), is ours. We have been given a chance to reach and teach those who may be unaware; those who may be experimenting and those who may be looking for help. Our unfavorable circumstances that consist of drug addiction, drug distribution, illiteracy, crime, violence, etc. will not change until the people change. We have committed to helping people make that change here at Mariners Inn. We choose to be part of the solution. Everything we do here is designed to achieve our desired outcome of helping to save lives by returning men to their families and the community clean and sober..."One Father At A Time".