My son Caleb, is currently in a Christian Recovery Center, named U Turn for Christ. In February of 2007, Caleb was in a near fatal motorcycle accident that left his right arm paralyzed and he subsequently, became addicted to his prescription pain medications.
As I watched my son slip deeper and deeper into his addiction, I experienced all the same feelings family members do. I would ask myself, could my son really be addicted? BUT, He needs these medications for the pain. I would find him passed out in the living room, he would be transported to the hospital for over doses and yet I continued to struggle with the reasons why and/or if my son was addicted.
Then one day as I was praying and calling out to God, he said, it does not matter why, your son is a drug addict. Acceptance.
Yesterday, his dad and I had the joy and honor of visiting Caleb at his recovery center. This recovery center is totally committed to seeing men and woman not only live sober, white knuckling as it is called, but living a free and productive life in Christ.
My son looked so good, clear eyes, a heart full of love and a complete attitude of surrender. Last week he wrote, Dear MOM, Happy Mother’s Day, “I pray for you every day. Mom, today, on Mother’s Day, I offer you all I have. I pray that God will continue to light the fire inside you to know him better. That your faith may grow inside you to know him better”
There is no doubt that drugs threaten to steal my son’s joy. There is no doubt my son is committed to living his life for Christ. There is no doubt my son has a higher calling and purpose in life.
You see my son became a prescription drug addict, which led to him to abusing street drugs. MY son just like your loved one and your family needs the healing that a relationship with God and each other can only bring.
“Relationship is alwys the Bridge to Healing.”