Monday, August 13, 2007

shouldn't you be in group...

Check out this tidbit from today's M&R:
"Just in time: Eight new arrivals to San Francisco's Walden House drug and alcohol rehab center decided to take a stroll across the Golden Gate Bridge the other day when one of them spotted a woman clinging to the platform's outside railing and looking distraught.
They tried talking her back over, but without success. Then, just as the would-be jumper let go with one hand, a Walden House client reached over and grabbed her windbreaker while two others pulled her back over the railing to safety.
The cops arrived, and she was whisked off for psychiatric observation.
"They were buzzing for quite a few days," says Jori Schlecht, a onetime client who now runs the 815 Buena Vista West center.
And this week, Walden House plans to throw a pizza party in their honor."

Wait a second. That's what you do in rehab? Twart public suicide?
Awesome.
And these new arrivals can just walk across massive bridges NEAR LOTS OF BARS by themselves, stepping in whenever trouble arises?
They probably helped a bunch of little old ladies cross the street and chased down a couple of purse snatchers on their way back to rehab.
The best/worst part of this story as that these junkies saved someone's life 200 feet above shark infested waters and all they get is what I assume is a "dry" pizza party. If I went on an afternoon stroll and ended up pulling someone back from the brink of death, I'd need one hell of a Gibson...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Holy shyt! After an experience like that I would have totally relapsed and hit the Mad Dog 20/20 even harder and chased it with the drug du jour.

Good job, Ruby Tourk!

Anonymous said...

"left them buzzing for days"

isnt that why they were in rehab in the firts place ?

Jess Drake said...

Pizza?!

Recovering drug addicts save a LIFE and they get pizza?!

OMGWTF?

Anonymous said...

Since we are on the subject of rehab...I think we need to find another person for Spots to liken herself to...I just saw this and it kinda freaked me out:

Dorothy from Golden Girls

http://defamer.com/hollywood/clips/the-reeducation-of-dorothy-zbornak-288376.php?autoplay=true

Becky said...

And those Gibsons may one day land you in rehab, but no need to worry yourself about that for a few more years...

Anonymous said...

WHAT HAPPENENED TO YOUR REPORT FROM SATURDAY'S GAVIN EVENT WITH GC?

greg said...

hey they made it past liverpool lil's sans relapse, they rock...