Addiction comes in all forms and takes over the lives of young and old alike, male and female, professional and the jobless. It comes in the forms of alchohol, drugs, gambling, shopping, food, and even work.
If you talk to anyone who is addicted, you will find that most have huge hearts and just haven’t found their purpose nor have they found a place or a group to fit. Most addicts have deep hurt and have had no one to come along to teach them how to cope with guilt, lonliness, or fear. Addiction takes away focus on reality and creates a world that appears to take away the pain.
We have watched too many over the last several months lose their lives to their addiction. It’s time to stop being afraid of someone’s addiction, sit and listen to them. Many times what isn’t being said is as important as what is. Recovery will not be successful until the person wants it BUT it’s time to start creating an atmosphere that is safe and plant seeds and allow God to do the rest.