Friday, April 25, 2014

RISE!


By
Chris Newcomb, M.Div.

It's been a long time since that September morning in 2001 when the face of safety changed
for many in the United States and around the world.  The events of the 11th of September were etched in the minds of millions from horrifying newscast accounts.  Twin buildings under the moniker The World Trade Center, which once towered over the New York City skyline, were no longer in view.  They had been decimated.  All hope seemed lost.

Enter Hope.  One World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York is set to open later this year on the original site where the Twin Towers were knocked down ten years ago.  Although this building cannot bring back those who are gone or remove residual emotional pain, it can remind us that we are meant to rise up and live life in spite of what may seem like utter defeat and lack of hope.  For sure, this structure will bring up many emotions for many different people.  I believe one of them will be hope.  Like the proverbial phoenix rising from the ashes of destruction, hope will literally stand once again.

Have you ever lost hope?  Have you ever felt like you might lose hope in the future?  It's a horrible feeling, isn't it?  It is that too familiar hollow pit in your stomach; that feeling of disappointment, sadness, and even fear before resignation sets in your soul. 

There has been a quiet decimation that has been occurring across the American and global landscapes for years called Addiction.  Alcoholics and drug addicts decimate their own lives, seemingly on purpose, and the lives of those around them, particularly, those most close to them.  It's horrible to watch.  It's even worse to experience.  And it leaves all affected feeling lost and hopeless with no visible help on the horizon to save the day.

Yet they must rise.  For hope brightens like the dawn of new day through the powerful rays of recovery.  There is a way out.  There is a plan.  There is a purpose.  There is freedom. 

Rise, my friend, go and seek the healing you want and need.  Brush off the dust of your mistakes.  Shake off the shame of your past.  Claim the future that is yours for the taking.  Get clean and stay clean.  We believe in YOU!

If you or someone you love is need of detox off of alcohol, opiates, benzos, Methadone, or Suboxone, please do not hesitate to call Jennifer Pius or Amy Stewart at 1.877.773.3869 today.  We love helping people get clean and stay clean.  Hope starts here. 


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