When it comes to addiction, the person battling addiction is never the only person suffering. Family members need just as much guidance and encouragement as those struggling with the disease. Here you will find devotionals written by people just like you for you. This resource will help you understand what to expect as your family member or friend transitions from a life of addiction to a life of recovery.
ARC's Senior Vice President of Administration Matt Brown has a deep and personal understanding of addiction and the recovery process. Matt began his recovery journey in May 2014 after an 18-year battle with addiction. Like many of ARC’s employees and management, Matt personally received long term care from the company. During his time as a client at ARC, he completed an internship with the company. This opportunity convinced him to leave the practice of physical therapy and pursue a career in addiction treatment with Addiction Recovery Care.
You will hear from the brother of Toddra Curry in this devotional. Before Toddra entered treatment, she could not fathom the idea of making it through one day without using drugs. Toddra would tell you; she continually robbed everyone around her of happiness, especially herself. Today, she is a wife and mother to two beautiful daughters. She is also ARC's residential coordinator at Creekside.
Kayla Parsons' grandmother was a major part of her life and felt helpless as her granddaughter strayed down an uncertain path. Despite having a bright future, instances in Kayla's life left her with a deep pain she struggled to cope with. Years of drug abuse led her to prison. In 2016 she entered treatment at Karen's Place. Since then, she's worked her way through the ranks at ARC and now serves as Senior Administration Director. She is now married and has three daughters.
Johnny Perkins spent more than half of his life chasing his next fix. His mother worried she might never get her son back. Johnny almost lost both of his arms due to IV drug use. Just when he thought all hope was lost, a judge sent him to Belle Grove Springs (BGS). More than four years later, he is now the director at BGS and is a servant to God.