In Florida, addicts find an oasis of sobriety, as told by the New York Times article on November 16, 2007. . . . . Not only does the picture of sunny warm Florida inspire me, but so does this story.  What a wonderful thing to read about, communities filled with individuals in recovery. 

In some ways Mr. Tower, who spent three decades in and out of treatment, remains a creature of his pedigree. He favors foppish linen suits and drops names of the fast crowd he once ran with.

But his social life these days is dinner at home with sober friends who have settled here in what experts consider the recovery capital of America. He is studying addiction counseling, and he works as an unpaid intern at a local drug treatment center.

Check out the rest of the NY Times Florida Sobriety oasis story here.