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One Good Thing: Roderic Townes and Sanford House

He wanted to get sober. Now he's helping others do the same.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Roderic Townes started doing drugs when he was 12 years old. Later in life, he had serious legal problems, and believed his drug use would eventually kill him.

At 43 years old, he decided he wanted to get clean and entered a sober living facility with the Salvation Army in Grand Rapids.  Today, Roderic is not only clean and sober... he's also the House Manager at Sanford House. He hopes his story can give other people suffering from addiction hope to get better.

Sanford has a men's, women's and outpatient facility - all in Grand Rapids. They treat addictions to marijuana, alcohol and several other narcotics.  

He hopes his story can give other people suffering from addiction hope to get better.

So do we, Roderic. You and Sanford House Addiction Treatment Center and the Salvation Army in Grand Rapids get today's One Good Thing.

And remember the One Good Thing Facebook page where you can see more One Good Things that don't make it to air. 

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The Figure Skaters of the Greater Grand Rapids Figure Skating Club have a habit of using their shows to contribute to a good cause.

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