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Program set up to combat addiction

Monday, June 15, 2009

Poland resident Ron Glasscock knows the perils of addiction all too well.

He is a recovering alcoholic and lives with that on a daily basis.

But for several years, Glasscock has attempted to help spread the word through 12-step programs in order to help others overcome their addictions.

Now, he is planning on bringing his program back to Clay County.

For close to a year, Glasscock had a program through the Clay County Justice Center helping people with addictions.

In recent years, Glasscock and his wife, Sandy, led a program at their church in Ellettsville. They took the program to Owen County and will be bringing it to Clay County in July.

"We've had awesome success," Glasscock said.

The program, "God Help Me Stop," is a 12-step Christian program which, according to Glasscock, may enable others to combat "alcoholism, drug addition, compulsive overeating, smoking, child/elder or spousal abuse, compulsive overspending, sexual compulsion, bulimia/anorexia, workaholics, compulsive gambling, obsessive worry/anger/jealousy, loving too much and other self-defeating behaviors."

The first program will take place at 7 p.m., July 6, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. The meeting will be conducted in the hospital's older building boardroom.

Glasscock said the program will continue during Monday evenings for 12 weeks and anyone can sign up as it is free. The only cost is $15 for a workbook.

"There is some homework, but not much," he said. "It's important to have consistency. It's an easy program to work."

Glasscock -- who is an ordained minister -- said space is limited in the boardroom.

For further information regarding the program, Glasscock urges all to give him a call at 812-986-2342.

"A person has to have a desire to change," he said. "I feel like I can help people."

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God Bless You. I grew up with alcoholism in my family and it affects everyone who is around it. Thank you for trying to help. If you can help just one person to kick their addiction, you've made a difference.

-- Posted by th1953 on Mon, Jun 15, 2009, at 11:33 PM

I'm glad he's doing better in his life, but he forgot to mention he killed two people in a drunk driving accident.

-- Posted by followthelaw on Tue, Jun 16, 2009, at 7:46 AM

I hope he has kicked his addiction, but the story fails to mention he killed two people in a drunk driving accident years ago.

-- Posted by followthelaw on Tue, Jun 16, 2009, at 7:54 AM

I wonder how the Lybarger family feels when they see he is out "living" his life. I am glad that he is doing something good with it, but 2 people died because of his actions.

-- Posted by Icareaboutbrazil on Tue, Jun 16, 2009, at 8:26 AM

Can a person change the past or bring back the dead? Is the fact that people died in the past relevant or is the story about changing someone's future; which just might prevent a similar future occurrence?

Before judging other people from the anonymity of the Internet, perhaps people should examine their own lives.

-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Tue, Jun 16, 2009, at 8:59 AM

It's kind of like covering for a family member that is a meth dealer right? But they got caught anyway. Judge not is the rule.

-- Posted by wethington on Tue, Jun 16, 2009, at 9:10 AM

What better 'payment' is there for one's past horrible decision than to prove that he has turned his life around, as it appears that he has. There are always those who want to dig up someone else's past faults and want them to never forget them, trying to keep them from moving on to a more positive lifestyle.

Really, those who have been there are the ONLY ones who can truly understand what others with the same problem need and struggle with, and can guide them to be able make a REAL change in own their lives. Helping others not to make the same mistake is a high calling actually.

If we expect to be forgiven for our own disgressions, we MUST forgive others for theirs. Too many judges...and not enough forgiveness in our world. There is only One Lawgiver and Judge.

-- Posted by MoralsOrMoney? on Tue, Jun 16, 2009, at 11:29 AM

Not trying to bring back the dead, just commenting on the fact that there is no mention of his past in the article. You would think that this tragic event in his life would prominently figure in his story of rehabilitation. No one can judge another, this is true. I sincerely hope he is rehabilitated! I am sure, though, that it is hard for the Lybargers and their extended family to see this story and wonder what would have happened if he had been "rehabilitated" before their parents/grandparents were killed .

-- Posted by followthelaw on Tue, Jun 16, 2009, at 12:27 PM

Well said "followthelaw"

-- Posted by Icareaboutbrazil on Tue, Jun 16, 2009, at 2:00 PM

I agree with "followthelaw", but talking about what 'could have been' done differently by him back then, is 20/20 vision now. He is willing to help others be "rehabilitated" now, before something happens in their own lives.

As long as this world exists, bad decisions will continue to be made by us all--human, fallible people. We learn best by mistakes, unfortunately.Some have made mistakes that are forever painful.

My own parent was killed in a horrible accident by someone not watching the road, but I have forgiven the young man and pray that he tries to teach others that the small decision he made, to take his eyes off the road, took someone's life away and will forever be a part of his past.

Hopefully this man can prevent others from turning down the wrong road in their life...we'll never know what difference he will have made here, on this side of eternity, though. I pray we see more like him, who can contribute to society in some way, and do just that. Most would not put themselves out there and subject themselves to public scrutiny...at least he is willing to do that.

-- Posted by MoralsOrMoney? on Tue, Jun 16, 2009, at 4:59 PM

I had a very long and drawn out post, but reading it made me sound like most of the people posting comments. People can change! Thank God for that! I commend Mr. Glasscock for his courage and dedication to making sure this type of thing doesn't happen to others.

-- Posted by RickS on Tue, Jun 16, 2009, at 5:34 PM

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