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Defendant given second chance

By MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

 

A Dublin man who was weaned off alcohol only to go back to drinking before he could get into a treatment program is being given a second chance to prove he wants help.

“He’s beyond alcoholic,” Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Marcus Long Jr. said of 50-year-old Mark Anthony Beavers Thursday. “I believe what you’re saying, but you’re going to need a lot of help,” Long told the man.

Beavers was in court for possible revocation of a 12-month sentence on a November 2012 offense of reckless handling of a firearm. Earlier this year, he was ordered to enter into an alcohol treatment program through New Life as a condition of the sentence being suspended.

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  1. ANN

    June 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    “WEANED OFF ALCOHOL” REALLY!! IS ANYONE REALLY WEANED OFF – NO. ALCOHOLISM IS AN ADDICTION JUST LIKE OTHER ADDICTIONS – DRUGS, FOOD, SHOPPING – AND NO ONE IS REALLY WEANED OFF. IT’S A CONSTANT ADDICTION THAT ONE REALLY NEED TO WORK ON.

    • Va Girl

      June 4, 2014 at 11:18 pm

      Ann, you clearly have zero clue of addiction. I know of several alcoholics who have been sober for a long time and do not cling to the pitiful scenario of “one is stuck for life” that you do. Maybe you should realize your addicted to being judgmental and seriously consider that is a nastier habit than a smoke or drink several times per day. Your nasty judgment is 24 7 I bet.

      • Casper

        June 5, 2014 at 12:13 pm

        Sounds as if you’re preaching to yourself.

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