It all began with a phone call informing me my son was in jail. What unfolded from that call was a story of homelessness, legal troubles, and a heroin addiction.
This is where my addiction journey began.
In the early stages I learned all about addiction related behaviors. I received a crash course in theft, deception, arrest, court systems, and jail. With every relapse, every arrest, every painful event, I felt more the failure as a man and a dad. All this became so painful, so difficult and so overwhelming it broke me.
Thankfully, there is so much more to this story and it gets much better from here.
The following podcast is a recording of a talk shared with the congregation at Broadway Christian Church. It is an inspiring, uplifting, and informative message for parents and other family members struggling with the addiction of a loved one. It also provides a insightful perspectives for those who do not yet understand this issue of addiction and what families go through when dealing with a loved one who is struggling.