"Understand that addiction is generational. When these folks get out of prison, if they're not admitted into the program, treatment, they'll go home and they will teach their families substance abuse, bad habits," he said. "But if we treat them and we teach them how to maintain a sober and recovering life style, they'll take that home too and teach their family about recovery and sobriety. What I tell the naysayers is check out today. We've got a graduate and we've got 16 more that are right behind him."