Are you looking to help a loved one with drug addiction or alcoholism? Maybe you are thinking, “How can I stop using drugs?” Continue reading and you will find the answers you are looking for…
Every bit of information in this article is factual and not fabricated. I understand that some of you reading this can relate while others may not.
Either way it is my past and one that took me a long time to realize that God is turning it into something good each and every day for His glory.
If you do not know about me, I spent 5 years of my life high and drunk living from one moment to the next, not caring about my future or who I hurt.
There are many regrets in my life; however, to be completely honest with you I wouldn’t change one bit of it.
During those years I sold many drugs, and consumed just as much. Ecstasy was a huge part of my life as it gave me joy, excitement, pleasure, drive, passion, and thrill.
I felt alive when I took those pills and thought about them all the time.
I found myself with Ziploc bags full of pills in my trunk and center console. There were many times that if I were pulled over and searched I would still be in prison today!
The problem with ecstasy was that once I came down from them I stared at the wall for about 8 hours. I felt like pieces of my soul were vanishing from within.
I felt dead over and over again. This feeling made me want to physically harm myself and at times I contemplated suicide.
Once I swallowed or snorted more pills I would start to feel alive again.
“In 2008 I wrote hateful self-harming words all over my wall with a sharpie at 1am. My walls both physically and spiritually were full of shame and regret. I used to chase after the “white ghost”, now I run with the Holy Ghost. My walls now have angels because I am a child of God. Jesus now holds me and Satan has no hold on me. I used to be afraid of the birds chirping. Do you know why? I hated the fact that the Light was coming up so others can see darkness dwelling within. Now I love the Light and hate the dark. I used to take pills to roll, in order to gain temporary joy. Now I roll with the Holy One who gives me eternal JOY!”
How you can help a loved one battling drug addiction and alcoholism:
Hit your knees and PRAY, PRAY, PRAY for them to hit rock bottom or wake up!
Don’t believe most of what they say; they are probably lying to gain selfish ends.
DO NOT give cash what-so-ever, your contribution could bring them closer to death. If they need shelter or food pay for it yourselves.
Don’t abandon them; however, make sure they understand your boundaries.
Finally, and most importantly remember this: You cannot save them but Jesus can, always point them to Him!
Jesus is more powerful than the drugs. He is wiser than ill-intended friends.
He is the feeling of joy we are seeking. He is the hope we are craving. Jesus, my friends, is the absolute answer!
If you don’t know Jesus Christ and want a relationship with Him, you can choose now!
Agree with God that you mess up and there is sin in your life (Rom. 3:23)
Believe that Jesus took your place on a torture device (Rom. 4:25)
Turn away from the sin/mistakes in your life (1 John 1:9)
Receive Christ into your heart (Rom. 10:9-10)