Letter: ‘Sober House’ on West Road Openly Addresses Prevalent, Unspoken New Canaan Problem

Dear editor,

This is in response to the published commentary last week and the statements made by Mr. and Mrs. Russell. My name is Nick deSpoelberch and I am a Darien resident living in recovery. First, I find it difficult to continue reading the comments of an author who within four paragraphs admits to lying in order to gather information through deceitful action, or to believe anything following that is worth reading or believing. If residents of New Canaan, Wilton, Darien, and Greenwich do not believe people struggling with addiction are already living all around them, I would like to officially welcome you to Fairfield County in 2017. In our state, 50 to 100 more people die every consecutive year from overdoses.