CHICAGO (CBS) — The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center can help those in the grip of alcohol or drug dependency overcome their addiction.
WBBM’s Bob Roberts spoke with one such person.READ MORE: More Regal Theaters Reopen After Being Shuttered By The Pandemic
Rachel White left Kansas City for New York in hopes of becoming a professional dancer.
The crowd she fell in with drank hard and soon, so did she – nearly a bottle of vodka a day.
Her dancing career dried up when she could not and other programs failed.READ MORE: Metra Slowly Adjusting Service As Commuters Return, City Reopens
“One of the reasons I turned to the Salvation Army is I realized my mind needed the time to heal,” White said. “It needed something more than just a quick fix.”
White spent six months at the Salvation Army’s ARC program in Chicago, working by day and taking classes at night. Since May, she’s managed a boutique grocery store and battled off the demons with the continuing help of the Salvation Army.
“Without their help, I believe I would have drank myself to death,” White said.MORE NEWS: Woman's Body Pulled From Lake Michigan Near Navy Pier
She is unconditionally grateful to the Salvation Army whom she calls her second family.