I was a functioning addict/alcoholic in 1987 when I got sick and tired of being sick and tired
. Desperate, I sought ANYTHING that would lead me out of my addiction. When I finally found Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) I “saw the light.” But it was in that moment when a fellow AA’er offered to take me deeper into my addiction, that I knew I had to make a choice – either I was going down or I was going to survive. I chose to survive.
I walked through five years of recovery before choosing my Higher Power – Jesus Christ. This is the foundational point regarding my qualification to help others who are struggling with what life brings to them. I have walked the path myself, and I have discovered healthy living.
Today, I have a passion to help others who find themselves struggling with life … whether it’s the result of their choices (such as an addictive cycle), other people’s choices (such as divorce or abandonment), or simply life itself (such as grief due to a loss). In reality, I have been working towards a “Total Life Change” (TLC) Recovery program for 30 years. Throughout those 30 years I have experienced many programs of recovery – both secular and Christ-based. As I journeyed in my own recovery, I grew closer to Christ and began to realize that it was only through His strength and love that I was still sober. I had, in time, realized that Christ Himself was my TLC Recovery.