Patricia Kniffen

Because of a chronic long term illness and in constant pain, I became addicted to prescription medication.  I took vicodin for pain, xanax for anxiety and subsequently three antidepressants as a consequence of severe depression.  But my main addiction for the last 5 years became shopping lifting.  After 5 arrests … Continue reading

Jody Rusk

For much of my life, “true north” on my moral compass was set to society and the things of this world rather than God’s truth.  Drugs and alcohol were just a way for me to try and suppress fear, anxiety and conviction.  Looking back, I realize now that I lacked … Continue reading

Carl Brune

This is so hard to write because there are so many different chapters in my life where I messed up.  Should I write about the drinking every day after work, the cocaine, cheating on my wife, the prescription pills, the drunken suicide attempt, or the DUI?  How about the last … Continue reading