Our Stories of Recovery series features testimonials from men and women who have benefitted from The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) programs.
When you donate goods (clothing, accessories, appliances, furniture, etc.) to The Salvation Army’s Family Stores, you are funding programs that help people struggling with addiction to find the road to recovery.
This is Jeff’s Story:
My life completely revolved around my heroin addiction. My addiction was consuming my life, destroying relationships, and everything I ever cared about. I found myself bouncing from place to place, and tried to stop many time without success. A series of events lead me to a decision to give God a chance and I went to The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC).
I am now 5 months into the 6 month program and I can say that I can see the changes in my life. I have spent most of my time on the loading docks receiving the donations that many very generous people have donated. I have a sense of pride knowing that I have been involved in the process of helping others through The Salvation Army.
My physical well being has greatly improved with the great food that the kitchen staff has prepared us, and the access to a weight room. I have also regained self-confidence through the journals that we have to complete for each level. The positive relationships that are created with the staff and others that I have met here have helped bring me through some challenging times.
The most important thing I have gained is a relationship with God. I would have never considered give Jesus Christ a chance if it was not for The Salvation Army.
Now I look at the future with hope. I have a very supportive family and with their help, the tools I’ve learned, and God’s help, I know that I have an exciting future.