Posts in Addiction
Addiction Destroyed My Life, Prison Led Me to Freedom - A Conversation with Lindsay Clarke

Lindsay’s story includes a painful childhood, drug addiction, and how getting caught while robbing a house landed her in prison. Yet all of these broken places led her to a life of freedom. Lindsay’s story helps listeners to understand that sometimes those most awful hurts are pathways to experiencing the very things for which we desperately long.

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Addiction that Started at the Age of 12: A Conversation with Doug Clarke

From age 12 to 18, Doug began to experiment with any and all drugs that he could get his hands on. Over the course of the next few years, oxycodone became the dominant Idol that consumed him and eventually transitioned into a full blown heroin addiction. In this far reaching conversation, Doug touches on how parents should respond to the manipulation of the drug addict, why addicts are willing to destroy their lives and loved ones for that fix, and why addicts often go back to drugs after rehab.

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Surviving A Tsunami of Grief: A Conversation with Andrea Maher

Her oldest son’s battle with drug addiction ended when drug induced hypothermia took his life. Several years later, her youngest son made a decision that would forever change his life and resulted in imprisonment. How does a mother not just survive but find hope and joy when a tsunami of grief repeatedly slams her deeper into an abyss of sorrow?

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When Drugs Steal Your Life

Is it possible to break free from drugs after a lifetime of using? Shelley Tribbitt says yes. After using drugs for over thirty years, Shelley broke free from the drugs, but then had to face the collateral damage she had done to her family and friends. In this poignant interview, Shelley describes the devastation drug use brought on her family, including the loss of custody of her children. Her daughter, Bay, joins the conversation and describes how she reconciled with her mother and why she never gave in to the temptation of drug use, even though they were readily available.

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Darryl and Tracy Strawberry: Reclaiming Greatness Over Addiction

Baseball great Darryl Strawberry readily acknowledges that people often think two things when they hear his name: Darryl was a great ball player, and Darryl lost it all to drugs. In this interview, Darryl and his wife Tracy share their story of drug addiction and how they found a pathway to restoration and wholeness. Their transparent responses to hard questions will challenge listeners to examine their own lives.

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Heroin Addiction: There is Hope

It’s an epidemic that knows no cultural, age, race, or financial boundaries. Why does an addict continue to use heroin when they know it’s destroying their life? Why is it so hard to break the chains of addiction? Is relapse a normal part of an addict’s journey? We ask these questions and more. It’s our desire that those who hear this interview will know there is hope in the darkest corners of addiction.

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