Tad knew he needed help. And because of you, he got what he needed to find a new path forward.
“One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24)
In his 44 years, Tad has had both kinds of friends. For three decades of drug and alcohol abuse, many friends were complicit on that road to ruin.
But he also has a friend — an older, wiser gentleman who Tad considers a father figure — who stuck “closer than a brother” . . . and who likely saved his life.
Tad had lost jobs, relationships and even his home because of his addiction. But his friend stuck with him through it all.
“He truly cares and wants the best for me,” Tad says. “But he also did the right thing and drew the line, because I kept doing the same things. But he didn’t just give up on me. He found an alternative — the Kokomo Rescue Mission.”
Tad had never been interested in a traditional 30-day rehab because he was afraid he’d relapse.
He wanted a program that would last longer and dig deeper; he knew he couldn’t overcome a 30-year habit in just a month.
“At Kokomo Rescue Mission,” he says, “I can go at my own pace and get a lot more clean time before I go back out into the world. And I like their recovery programs.”
Your support provides men like Tad with group and personal counseling sessions to address substance abuse issues and help with addiction recovery.
“Now that I have a clear mind, I realize I was basically putting a Band-Aid on things and just numbing my pain,” Tad says. “Since I’ve been here, this is the most honest I’ve ever been with myself.”
He says sobriety and renewed faith have given him more energy and confidence. “Without the Mission, I’d be incarcerated or in my grave,” Tad says. “Now I believe all things are possible with God.”
And with a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Thank you for being a true friend to neighbors in need! To help even more, give now.