Addiction Recovery for Real Life

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by Nick Galieti

Addiction comes in many forms. It would not be a stretch to think that as a world we have not been introduced to all of those forms. While some may feel as if addiction has not affected their life, statistics are showing that it may not be far off that yourself or someone you know will be affected by addiction in some form.

I am one of the growing population of individuals who have friends and family that have brought their addictions into my life in one way or another. The video that I share below features one of those people, a man named Mark. This video was produced by the LDS Church for their Addiction Recovery Program. The LDS Church currently employs a modified version of the 12-step program that has been found to be a great strength in so many individuals. Mark is one of those individuals who’s life has been changed in such a dramatic way. I share his testimony of the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and stand as a witness of how God’s grace has changed his life, and as a result, changed mine.

4 Responses to Addiction Recovery for Real Life

  1. jendoop says:

    What a strong testimony of the healing and ennobling power of the atonement. I so appreciate Mark’s courage in sharing his story, as not everyone is as forgiving as God is. A beautiful reminder of the divine potential hidden within each of us, even if it is sometimes temporarily clouded by earthly stains. God is good.

  2. Paul says:

    I loved this video and story, also, and for the same reasons, Jen. Recovery is a journey, not really a destination. Each addict (whatever the addiction) is not far from relapse on any given day. But each one can begin each day in recovery, as well. There are remarkably many such stories of hope, and it is good to hear them.

  3. Michelle says:

    Love this. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Tara says:

    The Children’s Songbook page 153, “The Lord Gave Me a Temple” second verse: “If I keep my body clean and pure and habit-free, I may in Father’s temple claim blessings promised me.”

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