With the holiday season fast upon us it’s easy to forget in the hustle and bustle that many will struggle this time of the year with stubborn habits and addictions. A mother will weep for a son that is still out in the cold because of his opioid addition. A wife will grieve the loss of a husband this year to an overdose. A daughter will plead with God for her father to make it through the holidays and get clean from alcohol. Though we may not know all their names we understand their struggles.
The holidays can be a difficult time for those who are addicted and their family members. The statistics prove that the pressures of the holiday season cause many to run to their addiction and overdoses increase exponentially. There are more life-altering car accidents due to alcohol and drugs during this season than any other time of the year. Too many times we here at RU have seen students delay the opportunity for recovery till after the holiday season only to find out that they ended up taking their own life. It is for this reason that we plea for you to not wait another holiday season out in your addiction.
What Residential Recovery is like during the Holiday Season!
The staff at the RU Recovery Schools of Discipleship, make every effort possible to make these times as special as possible. On Thanksgiving, our men and women in their respective homes participate in fun activities and are allowed to relax to a massive spread of hors-d’oeuvres, and of course, football for the men! We make time for them to contact family and our staff serves the homes a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner all while assuring that your loved one is safe this holiday season. During Christmas, we do everything to make our students in residential recovery a part of our family while ministering to them in their recovery.
With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas just around the corner, this is a time of year that can bring heightened levels of crisis into the lives of those bound by sin around the world. Our experience has shown that many of these suffering souls default to using the holidays as an excuse to procrastinate in getting the help they need. This can be a huge mistake. Without a doubt, there will be lives lost around the country this year over the holiday season as a direct result of sin. Many of these hurting folks will probably tell their loved ones, “I’ll get help after the New Year, I promise”. And sadly, many friends and family members will appease their needy loved-one by conceding to this compromise. The results of doing so can be tragic and final.
My friend, please don’t make this mistake this year. Without a doubt, some who will read this report will be thinking of a specific person they know who drastically needs the help offered through the Men’s and Women’s Schools of Discipleship. If this is you, please don’t make the mistake of procrastinating or putting this off for a later date. You may be thinking that there is an insurmountable obstacle to getting your loved one into our homes, but please DO NOT ALLOW THIS TO DETER YOU! We have a fully trained staff team whose only responsibility is to figure out ways to break down the barriers that exist in getting hurting people into our homes.
So please, this holiday season give the very best gift you can… the gift of hope through Jesus Christ our Lord!
We know the holidays can be a difficult time of year for many. We would like to make it easier for your students to enter into one of our homes. We have reduced the cost to $5,000 for their entire program. This offer is available November 5th through Dec. 28th, 2018
Contact the RU office for more details. 815-986-0460
I hope this holiday season is one of the special memories and enjoyment for you. But most of all, I hope it is one that you may look back on someday and mark as the season where you chose to do something about the strongholds that may be strangling you or someone you love!
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