There Were Many Problems Addiction Caused Me!

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There were many problems that drugs and alcohol caused me, plus the sinful life I was choosing, but I am thankful that with the help of God,  I could overcome my addictions and be given a second chance to live to honor God with my life. I hit bottom, but God reached down to me and gave me a second chance. He wants to do the same for you.

I found a better way of life, and so can you! Today, I am not perfect, I still sin, yet I confess my sins and turn from them when I do. There is no need to live in sin. We have a Savior who loves us and wants a relationship with each one of us. ~ Bill Greguska

1 John 1:9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.





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I Am Sure That You Have Had Your Share Of Setbacks!

God Is A God Of Second Chances…

Below Are Some Of My Setbacks, Yet God Never Gave Up On Me! The Same God Can Do That For You!

  • I got kicked out of my home when I was 19.
  • I was expelled from high school.
  • Arrested and put into jail for drug and alcohol-related offenses.
  • I got my girlfriend pregnant at age 22 out of wedlock.
  • I blew my chance to play college basketball.
  • I got connected with some wrong people.
  • I strongly considered taking my life back in high school.
  • I had to lie to cover my addictions.
  • I resorted to stealing.
  • I dishonored my mother and father.
  • I hit bottom for many years.
  • I often wished I were dead to escape all my troubles. But God had a different plan for me.
  • These were some of the problems drugs caused me; unfortunately, there were more. But I am sure you got the point!

Bottom line…But by God’s grace, love, and forgiveness. He opened my heart, and I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.

I know that if it were not for hard times in my life, I Would Never Have Understood My Need For God! ~ Bill Greguska.



Addictions Can Be Overcome!

The Problems Drugs Caused Me Made Me Appreciate Life!

Thank God, My Recovery Started On June 25, 1986!

I could make it 30 days in a row clean and sober. At 60 days, I got my medallion from N.A. but then returned to my old friends and hangouts. It always seemed to lead me down the wrong road. Things did not change until I went into long-term drug and alcohol treatment. I was up north for two years that I finally could stay away from my addictions for good. The road to my recovery started on June 25, 1986, and by God’s grace, I have been sober for over 30 years.
In my case, hitting bottom was the only way I understood the severity of what I was doing. Yes, some people do not have to hit bottom, but I would question how deep they were into their addiction to walk away without hitting bottom. With God, all things are possible!



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2 Peter 2:22  “A dog returns to its vomit,” and “A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud.

This scripture above describes the problems drugs caused me.  I could barely stay sober or drug-free for more than a day, usually because I ran out and did not temporarily have any. Doesn’t it matter where you get help for your addictions? I attended Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings and was in Narcotics Anonymous for ten years. But I believe it helped me a lot.  I felt I needed more since my drinking and drug problems were in remission.
I chose Elmbrook church to be my source of help to point me to Jesus. N.A. helped with support and fellowship, but they did not deal with the issue of God, the sin that had me entangled, and the spiritual battles I was being tied up with. God sobered me up and cleaned out my heart, not necessarily because of therapy and psychiatry but through the power and grace of God.
Romans 6:1-2  What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


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The Problems Drugs Caused Me Made Me Realize God Is Faithful!

Thank God That I Got The Help I Needed!

If you get help from N.A. or A.A. or a counselor or Bible study, it does not matter that much, just as long as you get help. Marijuana did a great deal of harm to me, not to mention problems with the law and school. Alone we are usually not strong enough to overcome such a stronghold, but there is hope with help from God and others!
N.A. and A.A. got me started, but it took Elmbrook church to help keep me not only away from drugs and alcohol but to point me to Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 35:5  Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped.



Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:

John 16:33 ESV

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV 

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Matthew 10:16 ESV 

“Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV 

Casting all your anxieties on him because he cares for you.

Romans 8:28 ESV 

And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

John 10:10 ESV 

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Proverbs 12:25 ESV 

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV 

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Luke 14:28 ESV 

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?

Psalm 46:1 ESV

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Philippians 4:6 ESV 

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.




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