Joe Rayfield: Grand County still needs a treatment center |

Joe Rayfield: Grand County still needs a treatment center

Editor’s note: This letter is from Joe Rayfield, who was featured in a front-page Sky-Hi News story for his efforts to promote a long-term substance abuse treatment center in Grand County. Rayfield recently was charged with driving while license his license is under revocation and driving under the influence.

To the Editor:

During my quest to help people with drug and alcohol problems, I ended up in jail.

I’m seeking help from Colorado West Mental Health for mental health problems caused from strokes in 1998 and 2009. There’s help out there, just not in Grand County.

This is a perfect example of what happens when we get put on probation and don’t get help.

I want to say I’m sorry to the people behind me. I’m sorry.

When I am released, I will continue my quest and give it all I can. Don’t give up on me. I won’t give up on you.

God is good.

Joe Rayfield

Hot Sulphur Springs

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