Success Stories

Donald’s Testimony

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Feature, Men's Program, Success Stories | 0 comments

Donald’s Testimony

I grew up in South Louisiana in what you would call a very dysfunctional family. My dad was a violent alcoholic who abused me, and my mom. I can remember my uncles giving me alcohol at a very early age just to have a good laugh at seeing me wobble. Mom even told me they put beer in my bottle when I was a baby. I remember smoking my first joint at 10 or 11. I began at an early age to stay out late at night. I didn’t have any consequences from doing what I wanted to do. I remember riding through the neighborhood with my friends, stealing cb...

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Richard’s Testimony

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Feature, Men's Program, Success Stories | 0 comments

Richard’s Testimony

Richard’s struggle with addiction began at the age of thirteen when his father introduced him to heroin. Listen as he shares his story of addiction, salvation, relapse, and finally living in true freedom in Christ. When I turned thirteen years old my father introduced me to heroin. As a birthday present, he gave me an injection of heroin and introduced me to a life of crime. By the age of 19 years old, I was already in bad shape. I lived a life of selling drugs, and was sentenced to prison. I continued the life of crime inside the...

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Mitch’s Testimony

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in Men's Program, Success Stories | 0 comments

Mitch’s Testimony

Within six months of my birth in Ft. Worth, Texas, my dad was put into prison. Seven years later he was released, and it was at that point he introduced me to alcohol and cigarettes, and sexually molested me as well. He locked me into closets and water heater rooms, leaving me in there for two to three days at a time. During this time we moved back and forth between Texas and Missouri, then to Quincy, Illinois. At the age of 10, I was struck by a car and almost died, but I was brought back to life by an A.E.D. They administered this from the...

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Robert’s Testimony

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Feature, Men's Program, Success Stories | 0 comments

Robert’s Testimony

Robert grew up on a hundred-head dairy farm in southern Missouri. Here is the story of how his choices in life—and God’s intervention—brought him to Heartland. I was born and raised in a small town in Southern Missouri. I had good parents and had a good upbringing. Shortly after high school I started to mess around with drugs, and not long after I became addicted to methamphetamine. I had it under control for about four years. In my mind snorting it or smoking it was not as bad. Then in 2004 I started injecting meth and it turned my world...

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Jeff’s Testimony

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in Feature, Men's Program, News, Success Stories | 0 comments

Jeff’s Testimony

I grew up in Lake Elsinore, California, and started using methamphetamine at the age of 13. In my addiction I started running with a group called the Black Triangle Punks. I was looking for something to belong to and they were just as angry and frustrated as I was. Through the years of the punk rock scene, I began to associate with a number of hate groups and before too long, I was following their beliefs. I met my wife Kathy when I was trying to score some dope; she too was as addicted to meth. Our marriage didn’t last very long, maybe a...

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Melinda’s Testimony

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Feature, Success Stories, Women's Program | 0 comments

Melinda’s Testimony

The faithfulness of God is the first thing that comes to my mind when I look back over my life. My journey began what seems like a lifetime ago. I was raised in church, but really did not know what it meant to have a deep, personal relationship with Jesus. I always knew the right things to say and the right things to do. Sooner or later, though, it all caught up with me and it all came crashing down. Todd and I got married while he was in the Navy, and I brought all the issues I had with me into the marriage. By 2001 we were at rock bottom. I...

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Mark’s Testimony

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Feature, Men's Program, Success Stories | 0 comments

Mark’s Testimony

I pretty much came to the Heartland Men’s Recovery Program because my life was completely destroyed in every way. I had two children who were old enough to know me and did not want anything to do with me. The other was three years old and with my ex-wife who had a restraining order against me. The rest of my family didn’t trust me enough to bunk around me, much less go to sleep. So I had exhausted all of my options. I was addicted to alcohol and prescription drugs, and I would do anything to anyone to get what I felt I needed. I thought the...

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Theresa’s Testimony

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in Feature, Success Stories, Women's Program | 0 comments

Theresa’s Testimony

I’m really not sure what happened to me along the the way. I was a good kid, loved my parents and they loved me and all of a sudden at thirteen I thought I knew everything and could do whatever I wanted — and I did. I started smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, smoking pot, sneaking out every night, and stealing my parents’ cars. At the age of sixteen I was pregnant, and at seventeen I was married. I was a child having a child and didn’t know how to be a wife or a mother because all I cared about was myself and partying. I got a job in a...

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