At the age of 25, I finally came to grips with the fact that I had an unmanageable addiction. I had trapped myself in a hopeless paradox of having to work to support my habit, and having to maintain my habit to work. I remember thinking I would die before I reached the age of 30, but thankfully God had other plans for my life.
Both my parents battled addiction and from a young age I desired to break free from that lifestyle. I attended the University of Oregon for three years until addiction found me and stole everything I fought so hard to create. Now I can’t wait to discover what God has in store for me and my future.
I arrived at Adult & Teen Challenge broken, separated from my children and addicted to drugs and alcohol… with God as my cornerstone I have been able to rebuild my life and restore my relationship with my wife and children.
I tried so many times to get clean on my own. I tried every secular treatment facility. But I kept failing every time. I didn’t feel like there was any hope for me.
I pressed in around the clock, devoured His word, studied every word on every page. I was consumed by God’s love and His power! His Spirit was flowing in that program and I was in love with it. I would look in the mirror and see transformation.