Someone suffering from addiction lives in a fantasy world – one where the world seems hostile, judgmental, and unforgiving.
Those with the disease cannot see their true role in the universe, and they rationalize, justify, and deny their anti-social and criminal behaviors. M. Hilliard Patterson knows because that is what he did as an addict.
In this testimony, he recalls the pain of addiction and what it felt like being trapped in a world of self-doubt. More importantly, he shares how he escaped a prison of his own making so that others can:
- overcome unpleasant thoughts and feelings;
- appreciate how family trauma and loss can lead to addiction;
- find freedom through faith in the Lord.
While the author does not pretend to have the answer to the problem of addiction, he does know what worked for him and how God has helped him overcome his problems. Through hard work and faith, he has found a renewed sense of meaning and hope.
Take control of your life, stop making excuses, and help others walk with you to a better place by joining the author on his journey.