Can addiction be cured? Testimony of an RU Volunteer

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Can addiction be cured? It has been 10 yrs ago when I first heard about RU, and I was in a very bad place in my life.

Up until I was 25 years old, I was living an alcohol & drug-filled life. Then I got saved and Jesus Christ transformed my life. I was very grateful to the Lord, but I stopped doing the things that are essential for a Christian to grow –reading the word of God & going to church. It went downhill from there.

So again, I returned to the old lifestyle of drugs & alcohol. I was 43 years old when I heard about RU on the radio, in Clyde Ohio. I know that RU was an answer to a specific prayer because a week earlier, I had desperately asked God why there was no help for people like me– Christians who lost their way and stepped out of God’s will and into addiction!?

Like I said, God answered & mightily! I was at RU the very next night, and never looked back!

RU was the evidence of God’s mercy and grace. The program became the vehicle that gave me a personal relationship with my Lord and Savior. Through the word of God and the RU discipleship books, my life has been further transformed.

Now God is allowing me to serve in many ministries, including an RU men’s group leader.

The RU curriculum, the accountability with others there, and the Love of God have made my life a joyous & prosperous one.

As I have learned to love God, in turn, He has shown me how to love others!! And the key to all of this is the local church, or “family” as I refer to it. Praise the Lord that RU is part of that!!! Can addiction be cured? YES!

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