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trepidation. For the first time since we began talking, there is complete silence. The espresso bar is quiet, and most of the coffee shop dwellers have packed up and gone home. Across from me, Roderick stares into his almost-empty tea, frozen and lost in the past. He finally looks up, regret etched all over his face, “I knew I was going to jail...and going to stay in jail.” I can feel his fear as I sit listening, his voice infused with

strains of weary remembrance. “I was at the point where I didn’t want to live. I had totally given up on myself.” After several long hours staked out at his apartment, Roderick realized that no one was looking for him. He would, in fact, not be caught. He came to the realization that he couldn’t keep going down this road. The next day, thirty-two-year-old Roderick willingly checked into rehab at Cumberland Heights for the second time. “I was

in shambles—in no shape to re-enter society.” Following his stay at rehab, he entered a halfway house (which he later managed) and took a job at Provence Breads and Cafe—the first time he had worked outside of a kitchen in sixteen years. Although Provence wanted to hire Roderick as a manager, he declined, and opted for a cashier position, focusing his energy on recovery. After a few months, he was promoted, managing the Green Hills location

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