Substance abuse is a lifelong battle. Seeing success stories like David show you that anything is possible when you commit yourself to recovery. #DrKevinG #substanceabuse #mentalhealthawareness #recovery #sobriety
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Today, April 9th marks a probably the most special day of my life. On this day in 2009, I surrendered in a lifelong battle against drugs and alcohol, which brought me to places lower and more dark than I would care to admit to most. I was the kid every parent shunned their kids for hanging out with. I was the one everyone expected to see in the papers with headline “A Life Lived Too Short.” My life has been marked with pain and struggle as I plunged into the depths of addiction from the age of eleven, and yet here I stand today, a disproven statistic. At the age of 22 I was broken and lost and all I knew for sure anymore was that I was clueless and beyond aid of doctors or medicine. I knew I needed help beyond that of this world but could not seem to accept any ida of a God who “loved me SO much,” and yet would allow me to experience such heartache and pain.
Today I get to tell a different story... A story of redemption and restoration. A story that defies science and logic. A story that gives testament to the saving power of Jesus, even to a young man who wanted NOTHING to do with Him. Today I am free and no other explanation than the power of God. I know this will ruffle the feathers of some, but my hope is that it will give hope to the hopeless, and to those who’s lives are touched my mental health and addiction in some way or another. Thank you to all the parents and families like mine who still love me after all the wrongs that I have done them, and we’re relentless in their difficult efforts to love me. I am alive, clean and sober and full of joy because of each of you and your prayers and support. Today is a good day •••