I came to the Durham Rescue Mission on April 17, 2011 after struggling for years with prescription drug abuse. My life was a complete mess.
I needed drugs to get up in the morning, to keep me up during the day, and then to help me sleep at night. Drugs were my life. If I didn’t have drugs I wouldn’t come out of my room.
My life was out of control.
The breaking point for me was the day I drove with my children in the car and I didn’t remember anything about that day, because of the drugs. By God’s grace we made it home safe. That was it, my family had seen enough. My husband told me it was time to get help and that if I didn’t it was going to cost me my family!
We were looking for a place that could help me quit using prescription drugs, instead of putting me on more. My husband reached out to our pastor for help. He told us about the Durham
While at the Mission I received so much help. The counseling and Bible classes taught me how to be the kind of wife and mother that God called me to be. If it wasn’t for the Durham Rescue Mission and the people that support it I don’t know where my family and I would be today. Coming to the Mission was the best decision I have made, outside of my salvation.
When my husband and pastor dropped me off at the Durham Rescue Mission I was crying because I didn’t want to stay. When my husband came to pick me up, after I finished the Victory Program, I was crying because I didn’t want to leave. However I did leave, and today the Lord is allowing me to help others using some of the same lessons that I learned at the Durham Rescue Mission. I teach an addictions class every week in my church.
I will leave you with this, my son Joshua told me he didn’t like the “old” mommy, but he loves his “new” mommy. So my family and I thank you for being a tool that the Lord has used to change not just my life but my family’s life as well!
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