Recovery Staff Highlights – Brandon Roberts

Once a full-blown heroin addict for 18 years of his life, Brandon acknowledges it was only God that “pulled me out of that depravity.” Today, as an administrative assistant at the Heartland Recovery Program, he works with a team of people helping others find freedom and continues to see that one key to remaining successful is to “understand your inability to do it on your own.” Brandon’s advice to families who have someone in addiction is, “Act immediately! It’s a matter of life and death.” If you don’t know where to turn, give us a call...

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Recovery Staff Highlight – John Grawe

“God will meet you where you are, and He’ll give you the strength. But make no mistake, He didn’t say it was going to be easy.” That is the kind of straight talk you’ll hear from Heartland Recovery Director John Grawe. John experienced addiction and recovery in his own life — from meth addict and full-blown alcoholic, to now living his life helping others find freedom. “We see miracles every day,” says John. But “none of this works without accountability… God did not make this so we would do it by ourselves.” Are you in need of a...

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Walking Through Recovery – Ethan Reed’s Story

“I surrounded myself with people who showed me what I was missing, and that group ended up being gang members and people who loved to party.” This led to Ethan’s many years of struggling with addiction until he had a moment of clarity when his daughter came into the picture. “You can’t be a father the way you are now…” a voice in his mind told him. “I didn’t believe God existed before I came to Heartland,” recalls Ethan. “Since I gave my life to Him, I’ve gained things I never had before… It’s amazing to have...

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Walking Through Recovery – Gary’s Story

Depression was one of the factors that brought about Gary’s addiction, which escalated from social drinking to full-blown alcoholism. He talks about a void in his life and coming to a place of desperation where he was finally broken, homeless, hopeless, and alone. “There were many nights I was looking for a place like Heartland.” “Is there constant chaos in your life? Are you struggling with addiction or any number of sins the world provides?” asks Gary. “Your Father in Heaven is calling out to you. Give God a chance. He will give you the peace you always...

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Walking Through Recovery – Ethan’s Story

Listen to Ethan’s story about “Walking Through Recovery” as he graduates from the Heartland Men’s Recovery Program and encourages others to seek help. “What do you have to lose? We’ve done so many hard and uncomfortable things in pursuit of our addictions; how much more can we pursue and go through hard things to get out of that addiction?” Talk to someone today about finding help. Heartland offers a 12-month recovery program for men and women. Contact Information: Heartland Men’s Recovery Program 500 New Creation Road Newark, MO...

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Lee’s Testimony

My childhood was a good one. My father worked, my mother stayed at home and a grandmother lived with us most of the year. We were a solid middle-class family.  I grew up in the Methodist church and we were there every Sunday.  By the fourth grade, we had moved back to Tennessee to my father’s hometown. Making good grades and pleasing my parents and family became very important to me.  I enjoyed the praise I received from doing well. My mother passed away when I was 11. It was devastating for my father.  While my resolve strengthened to be a “good kid” for him, I was lost because my mother...

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