"I’ve been in jail six or seven times in my life, and I’ve had a drug addiction for a long time. I’d be sober for a little bit then fall back again. It’s no life to live, I know that. It’s not worth it.
I decided to join Program Living because I wasn’t there for my kids anymore, and I realized that I had a drug problem. My first day at Hope House, I got to see Charlie, Jeff, and Kevin graduate at Cooking for Hope. I didn’t really think there would be so many people supporting this program, but when I looked around, I realized there were hundreds.
I’ve only been here one month, but I’m not experiencing the everyday struggle with wanting to get high. I feel like this has taken that urge away from me, and I’m coming closer to God. Just because you take away addiction, doesn’t mean you’re healed. You have to have God, too.
I’m looking forward to drawing closer to Jesus, being a better dad, a better person in general, and using all the skills I’m learning here when I graduate. I’d like to do something like auto body or be a mechanic when I graduate, so I can race go-karts with my boys and build the motors for them."