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The following article is in the just-released spring edition of our News from HOME print newsletter.


In the Philadelphia neighborhood where Robert (Bob) Ealey grew up, the only men who had fine clothing and money to spend were drug dealers. This was magnetic to a young teenager. Bob dropped out of high school after 11th grade and began substance abuse at age 18.  Even though he was using, he was able to hold down a job at the City of Philadelphia’s Sanitation Department. for six years.  Eventually, though, his addiction lost him his job.

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