In my last two blogs, I talked about the nature of addiction and the source of the addictive chemicals that are available today. Knowledge of the issue doesn’t count for much if we do not use that to see life change and restoration. It happens. Here are two life-changing stories. There is help, and there is hope.
A typical dilemma is for parents or other loved ones who are fighting their children’s or other family member’s addictions without the proper training and background to really help. Helping an addict financially may enable them to continue their habit.
Substance abuse offers arguably the highest level of consequences. When a person’s judgement is impaired and when the chemical demands to be satisfied no matter what, there are often severe legal and social consequences. Most folks who realize they are at the end of their ropes and need treatment have suffered severe life impacts such as jail or prison time, losing their driver’s license, family fragmentation, and physical/mental health impacts.
Drug addiction stops with the life change of the person addicted. When the customer base dries up, so does the rest of the market. Places like the Field of Hope are making a difference with a client success rate of over 90%. What is the formula? Hard work, counseling, encouragement, family engagement, prayer, and a willing change for the person caught up in addiction.
Here is a wake-up call to parents, homes, schools, churches, and social organizations – join the war to provide a healthy and positive environment for our kids.
A recent analysis by an independent contractor gave Field of Hope a 95.7% success rate for clients struggling with alcohol and other drug addiction.