The Problems Drugs Caused Me!

Problems and Solutions!

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.

You Personally May Not Have An Addiction As I Did!

(but I encourage you in your mind to REPLACE your problem or sin, to relate to my FORMER ADDICTION).

You Can Avoid The Problems I Went Through Because Of Hope And Healing Available!

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!

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?

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.

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 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 years old.
  • I was expelled from 3 high schools.
  • Arrested and put into jail for drug and alcohol-related offenses.
  • I got my daughter’s mother pregnant at age 22 out of wedlock.
  • It caused kayos in my family.
  • I blew my chance to play college basketball.
  • I lost many friends, or those who I thought were my friends.
  • I strongly considered taking my life back in high school.
  • After my divorce, I wished I were dead but did not have the nerve to do it.
  • I lied to cover my addictions.
  • I stole to be able to support my addictions.
  • Dishonored my mother and father.
  • My life 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, and 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 For A Fact, That If It Were Not For Hard Times In My Life, I Would Never Have Understood My Need For God! ~ Bill Greguska




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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 seemed always to lead me down the wrong road.
Things did not start to 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 now.
In my case, hitting the 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!

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 or two, usually because I ran out and did not temporarily have any. It doesn’t matter where you get help for your addictions? I attended both Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings, and I was in Narcotics Anonymous for a total of ten-year. But I believe it helped me a lot.  I felt I needed more since my drinking and drug problems were pretty much 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 and 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.

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

Thank God That I Got The Help I Need!

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 sure 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.


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