Scott McLane: “Addiction is Not Like The Anonymous People”

Scott McLane is unapologetically honest about his road to recovery. I knew he an interesting character as soon as he started out with stating that the Anonymous People is not a good representation of people trying to overcome addiction and stay in long-term recovery. I appreciated his honesty in relation to the fact that most people struggle. People who have addiction problems do not wake up and decide to have a problem. Addiction is a multi-faceted issue.

I appreciate that he was candid about both his addiction and his route to recovery. I like how he explained how the system failed him from beginning to end. Although he was realistic about the bleak options must people with addiction have to endure, he still remained optimistic about the future.

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Taylor Allen

Taylor Allen is a sophomore Journalism major with a Political Science minor at Temple University. She also does the Morning Updates for WHIP, Temple’s student radio station. She is the creator of WHIP’s The District where she and a co-host discuss Philadelphia and Pennsylvania state politics every Tuesday and Thursday night; 7-8 pm. She previously interned for Solomon Jones at 900amWURD for the “Wake Up With WURD” show where she learned about radio production and promotion through social media. She is a member of Temple’s Association of Black Journalists. She has volunteered with Update Now during her first year. She is the executive producer of TUTV’s Temple Talk, Temple’s only entertainment day show. Contact Taylor at

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By Taylor Allen