PLEASE NOTE: We will continue to help women with food, school supplies, clothing, and referrals to other resources when necessary.
Thank you to all for your continued support of the Quinn House.
Instead of a more traditional program that treats addiction as a disease, we adhere to the belief that addiction is a choice-based disorder. In other words, if you continually make the same choices, they eventually become part of your automatic or habitual behavior. The key word here is choice. Webster defines “choice” as the act of selecting; the power of choosing or that you have options.
I recently had a discussion with one of our past guests. We talked about how his life had turned around since he left the Quinn House and the role we had played in his new found success. I was quite taken by the excitement in his voice, as he explained the difference in his new attitude. He stated that he had received more than just a second chance.
Former alcoholic avoided his own suicide to become counselor and mentor
Reprinted from: NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS-BRASELTON-BUFORD-HOSCHTON-FLOWERY BRANCH - October 2010, Page 11
By Christy Smith Staff Correspondent
LAWRENCEVILLE - It was on Christmas morning 1995. Thirty seven year old Gene Brinkley woke up in his car only to realize that he had failed once again. The homeless, divorced, high school dropout had recently been fired from his job as Santa Claus.