Written by Heather Garner Wednesday, 29 March 2017 08:49
We are sure you get tired of hearing about addicts but that was the purpose of this column when it was started. Today we are going to, pretend you are an addict sitting across the table from us and that we are having a one-sided conversation:
First, what do you want for your future? Do you have any desire at all to one day get married, have a nice home and beautiful babies, maybe one that looks just like you and will one day call you Daddy or Mommy. Do you want that little boy or girl to be proud of you and know they can count on Daddy or Mommy if they can’t count on anyone else? That is what is in your future if you get into Recovery.
Second, have you given any thought to your future, what it will be like if you continue down the road you are on now? If you do not change, your future looks bleak. No home to call your own just like now. Sleeping around anywhere someone will let you lay down, floor, pool table, in bed with two or three others. When you wake up in the morning you have no goal except how are you going to get the next fix. You don’t have many choices.
You can look around and see if you can find something to steal from the people kind enough to give you a place to sleep last night or you can go to your parents home and see what you can steal from the only people in the world that love you right now–money. Little mirrors to snort off of; baby pictures, anything with a smooth surface. You won’t hesitate to steal from these precious people who gave you life–because you are not yourself any more and you will do whatever it takes without a thought except you need the money.
Now read these two paragraphs when you are clean enough. It’s a no brainer if you are in your right mind. But you need help to get your right mind back and there is no better place to start than Celebrate Recovery. Everybody there wants to help you get into Recovery and help you stay there. They care. We care. We want to help you save yourself and help you stay on your journey until your legs get strong enough to hold you up.
So many of us want to help you. All you have to do is hold out your hand and someone will be ready to take it.
Celebrate Recovery meets every Thursday night in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church beginning with a free meal at 5:30, regular meeting at 6:15 and small groups 7:15. There is a class for children and babysitting services.
Try us one time and you will never feel alone again.