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At the end of the Rose Hill Adolescent Treatment Center’s drive, four clients and a counselor are gathered, even though it is only 7 degrees. As they shiver a bit in their winter jackets, one of the clients places a painted rock on the stone wall that lines the drive. It’s his last day. Excited and anxious to be returning to “the real world,” the client receives words of inspiration and praise from his peers as they stand in a semi-circle around him.
When they are done, the counselor steps forward, gives his own encouragement to the client, and then hands him a rock “for strength”, and a marble, “because when they had gotten here they had lost all of their marbles.”
The group gathers in a circle around the soon-to-be discharged client, puts his right foot forward “for the still sick and suffering,” and …


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