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Bishop Hollingsworth shares his story of addiction

Bishop Hollingsworth shares his story of addiction

WFMJ.com in Youngstown, OH ran a story on The Rt. Rev. Mark Hollingsworth, Diocese of Ohio, who shared his personal battle with addiction:

Right Reverend Mark Hollingsworth has been sober from alcohol for 28 years. He spoke Tuesday evening at the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic’s annual “Hope has a Home” celebration.

Officials with the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic say Hollingsworth’s story helps send their message that addiction affects all walks of life and there is always hope of recovery.

“I don’t think you can get any higher than that in terms of the hierarchy of the church,” said Doug Wentz, Director of Community Services for the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic. “The Bishop actually coming in and sharing his story with us, so hopefully that will send the message to everybody that this is a disease, that’s what it is and anybody can get it and anybody can recover.”

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