The Road To Recovery

One of our long-term clients came in today.  We’ve been working with him and his family (both of his brothers are also clients) for about five years now.  He’s stayed in our shelter numerous times and been a frequent visitor in our drop-in centre. 

For most of our relationship with this young man, he has been a self-proclaimed heroin addict.  He has had tremendous struggles managing his addiction, his behaviour, and his life.  On one memorable occasion, he mooned a youth worker in the shelter! 

This young man has been attempting to get off drugs for a while.  He went on methadone about ten months ago, but continued to struggle to not use any other substances.  But then, three months ago, he checked himself into a local treatment centre.  He stopped by today to let us all know he was 90 days clean!  He talked about how exciting it was to be clean, and shyly told us how another resident at his treatment centre asked him to pray with him the other day because he saw how serious he was about his recovery. 

The road to recovery is a tough one but our youth tackle it daily with consistent support, encouragement and most importantly their own resilience.

 

One of our long-term clients came in today.  We’ve been working with him and his family (both of his brothers are also clients) for about five years now.  He’s stayed in our shelter numerous times and been a frequent visitor in our drop-in centre. 

For most of our relationship with this young man, he has been a self-proclaimed heroin addict.  He has had tremendous struggles managing his addiction, his behaviour, and his life.  On one memorable occasion, he mooned a youth worker in the shelter! 

This young man has been attempting to get off drugs for a while.  He went on methadone about ten months ago, but continued to struggle to not use any other substances.  But then, three months ago, he checked himself into a local treatment centre.  He stopped by today to let us all know he was 90 days clean!  He talked about how exciting it was to be clean, and shyly told us how another resident at his treatment centre asked him to pray with him the other day because he saw how serious he was about his recovery. 

The road to recovery is a tough one but our youth tackle it daily with consistent support, encouragement and most importantly their own resilience.