Success Stories

Walking Through Recovery: Brandie’s Story

Posted by on Oct 27, 2022 in News, Success Stories, Women's Program | 0 comments

Brandie acknowledges being so heavily into drugs and alcohol that, “I couldn’t get out of bed without knowing I had a drink waiting for me.” Her addiction led to multiple arrests and she found herself spiraling. Then, Brandie followed the advice she now gives others, “You have to ask for help.” “Heartland brought truth to my life, and they knew how to talk me through things,” notes Brandie. “There are people here who have been through the same things.” And while a 12-month recovery program...

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Rally For Recovery Total

Posted by on Oct 14, 2022 in News | 0 comments

As we wrap up Rally for Recovery month, we’d like to say a big THANK YOU to our community and neighbors! Through your support, we exceeded our goal and raised $6292, which will be used to update the guest houses where families stay when they come to visit their loved ones. Thank you to everyone who… put in miles and got sponsors for the Run/Bike/Walk-a-Thoncame out for the Rally Walkparticipated in the Chili Cook-Off We’re so grateful for your support of the Heartland Recovery Programs…. you’re making a...

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Recovery Staff Highlights – Brandon Roberts

Posted by on Oct 12, 2022 in Men's Program, Success Stories | 0 comments

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...

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Better Together: Trusting God in the Process

Posted by on Oct 11, 2022 in Success Stories | 0 comments

Scott and Adrienne were high school sweethearts who ended up going their separate ways. Fast-forward years later to a time when both found themselves at Heartland enrolled in the Recovery Programs. Listen as they share what brought them to Heartland, how God is now using them to help others through recovery, and ways they are still learning to support one another and trust God in the process. Contact us today for more information or an application: Heartland Men’s Recovery Program 500 New Creation Road Newark, MO...

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Better Together: Marriage & Recovery

Posted by on Oct 11, 2022 in Success Stories | 0 comments

Addiction is often experienced by just one person in a marriage, but sometimes both partners struggle with substance abuse. That was the case for JC and Sara. Enrolling in the Heartland Recovery Programs was the first step for their individual recovery and their journey as a couple. Listen as they share key aspects that have helped them along the way and steps they take to maintain a loving, growing marriage. Contact us today for more information or an application: Heartland Men’s Recovery Program 500 New Creation Road Newark, MO...

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Recovery Staff Highlight – John Grawe

Posted by on Sep 22, 2022 in Feature, Men's Program, Success Stories | 0 comments

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...

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Walking Through Recovery – Ethan Reed’s Story

Posted by on Sep 19, 2022 in Feature, Men's Program, Success Stories | 0 comments

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...

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Rally For Recovery 2022

Posted by on Sep 7, 2022 in Feature, News | 0 comments

Rally For Recovery 2022

September is National Recovery Month, a time to increase awareness and celebrate the successes of those who battle addiction.  Heartland is hosting our 3rd Annual Run/Bike/Walk-a-Thon fundraiser. Whether you’re walking to create awareness, to honor a loved one, or to celebrate your own victory, we need you!  Make a difference in the fight, one step at a time. Our goal this year is $5000, which will be used to furnish the guest houses which residents’ families use during visits to Heartland. Here are some ways to get involved: Download...

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Walking Through Recovery – Gary’s Story

Posted by on Aug 5, 2022 in Feature, Men's Program, Success Stories | 0 comments

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...

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