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CREDIT “ANONYMOUS,” with his Jan. 13 “Me & My Monkey,” as being fantastic, factual, fanciful, fascinating, and hopefully, far-reaching and fruitful. It certainly was in my case.

His story concerning his life of drug use could have been a mirror image of my own in many respects. On the other hand, he has been lucky enough to avoid many years of incarceration due to his drug dependency.

After reading his story, I see that there is reason to have hope. There may actually be a light at the end of this tunnel. For me, especially, and hopefully for many others.

Arlington County Detention Facility, Arlington, Va.