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After Nearly Drinking Himself To Death, Matt Accepts Help

When Matt started drinking, he had no idea how seriously the alcohol would take hold of him. “For years I was just drinking for fun,” he said. “But then I

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Justin Yearns To Provide A Stable, Loving Home For His Daughter

Justin’s struggle with drugs started early, getting hooked on pain pills when he was just 16. At a party, a friend offered him a pill. “He just said, ‘It will

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Bill’s Boots on the Ground – September

What does a typical meal we serve to our guests look like? Let me tell you, it is a fantastic meal. Our volunteers prepare such great food. We have a

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Nathan Is Rebuilding His Life After Years Of Loneliness

Forgiveness and humility. Those are two virtues Nathan is holding close during his time at the mission. “All alcoholics try to find something to blame their problem on, and I

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After Crying Out For Help, Mark Receives It

Mark has been sober for 15 years. He conquered his addictions, attending AA meetings regularly, and attended church. Despite putting in hard work every day, he still found himself at

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Bill’s Boots On The Ground – August

When I was a kid I got stuck in the mud trying to cross a field near my house. The mud was over a foot deep and every step I

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Bob Puts Lifetime Of Drinking Behind Him

Bob started drinking when he was 13—his habit snowballed from there. “I had a string of failed relationships as a result of my alcohol abuse, but it got really bad

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Bout With Homelessness Pushes Roy To Make A Change

Roy, who hails from Arizona, always held down a job. He played guitar in a heavy metal band, often performing in bars, and enjoyed social drinking. “It was just always

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Bill’s Boots On The Ground – July

Have you ever been lost? Maybe while camping or hiking? I’m talking about really lost, with no sense of where you are or how to get back to safety. It

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Restoring 20-year Marriage is Keeping Daniel Focused

Daniel had a difficult childhood, struggling with his father leaving their family when he was 6, and a physically and sexually abusive stepfather. He was raised in church and leaned

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