Vigil of Hope

Those who attended the Vigil of Hope lit a candle to remember friends and loved ones who have struggled with addictions. Photo from WATD and Rockland Cares by John Penney

Devin Gilmore, Veritas Staff

Can you imagine depending on a substance as if it saved your life when — in reality — it was the very thing keeping you from living?

Over the past several years, Rockland has become acquainted with those who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction. During the second annual Vigil of Hope on October 4, those who have had to suffer the effects of drug abuse, some who are former RHS students, spoke about their experiences with addiction.

Mrs. Patton, the vice principal of RHS and one of the founders of Rockland CARES, made it clear that the ceremony was about second chances. Those who have suffered from addiction were there to tell their stories and their new plans for life without substance abuse. Read full story.

 

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