Author: Justin Franich

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I think I live in the minority. I have a hard time viewing addiction as a disease. I am not so opposed to some of the reasoning this label exist today when it comes to addiction. I can certainly understand the physical and mental effects...

The story of Naaman is a very interesting story in the scripture. When we dig into this story, it gives us a really good perceptive on Getting Clean. In 2 Kings 5:1-14, we read the story of a great and powerful man that had an issue...

Such a frequently used phrase yet in reality is a challenge for the majority of us to do. The other day I began to contemplate the story of Joseph’s life. What an amazing story about letting go and trusting the purpose of God irregardless of...

This weeks #MyStoryMonday we share with you Stephanie's story that just graduated the restoration program this weekend!! My name is Stephanie, I’m 27 and from Dover, Delaware.  I came from divorced parents, had a normal childhood and a great education.  I had few friends in school,...

This is the all-encompassing question. The truth that every loved one is searching to answer. So often these topics of codependency and enabling come up when folks begin making attempts to help their loved one that is an addict. They are not just topics or...

The grief of watching a loved one battle an addiction can be absolutely overwhelming. It can leave a person depressed, worn out, physically & emotionally sick. Just to name a few. As we go through this struggle of helping someone we care about we will never...

 I’m Kevin and I’m 52 years old.  I grew up in the Republic of Texas and had a pretty normal childhood.  I did not get into trouble and I worked hard.  I was not raised in Church but I was taught good morals and values....

I grew up in a great home. I had two amazing parents that cared for me and loved me so much. They did their absolute best to ensure that I had everything I needed to live a successful and productive life. My parents never gave me...

One of the topics that often comes up in the world of recovery is the topic of enabling. This is a common issue for those close to anyone with an addiction. Often times it’s hard to see the difference between whether we are helping or harming...

You're overwhelmed. Life is going on all around you and suddenly crisis happens. You're faced with a problem. Ever been there? You don’t need to have experience in addiction or have had to battle with a family member in addiction in order to understand the nature of...