X-Rated to G-Rated Lifestyle

An autobiography by Kandi Rose Shepherds Rose Publishing The message on my e-mail on a late August morning read in part, “I’m a former stripper and prostitute who had multiple addictions and once owned my own Strip-O-Gram business in the Chicago area.” It sought my public support for her autobiography, “X-Rated to G-Rated Life Style” […]

Still carrying the message … a new home for the Wolfe Street Center

In the fall of 1982, the newly-formed Wolfe Street Foundation, founded in Little Rock by Joe McQuany, Gene Walter and Bert Jones, leased an ex-funeral home at 1210 Wolfe Street and opened it up for meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon. Now more than 30 years later, the beloved but creaky old building on Wolfe […]

Drinking: A Love Story

Drinking: A Love Story By Caroline Knapp Freelance journalist Caroline Knapp began drinking in her early teens and continued unabatedly until she “hit bottom” in 1995 and checked herself into a rehab at the age of 36. During that time she managed to graduate with honors from Brown and have a successful career as a […]

Army veteran finds sobriety, helps others

By David Palmer With her blonde bob and a big smile, recovering drug addict Stephenie Drake, a 35-year old ex GI from Pansy, Ark., looks happy in her sobriety. Drake has been clean and sober nine years now, she said in a recent interview, and lives in a small trailer with her son,  Skyler, while […]