“When someone has received the miracle of recovery through the Atonement in their lives, they want to shout from the rooftops about the Savior’s power to heal. This process of helping someone else come unto Him to be healed is a sacred privilege and blessing. When you share what you have found, you can’t avoid this kind of experience. It changes you and it blesses you.” — Dr. Ben Erwin, LDS Family Services counseling program manager for the Addiction Recovery Program
Read stories of hope and healing from the Family and Friends section.
Brett lived in a neighborhood where drugs and alcohol were easily accessible. After finding himself in prison, he realized he needed to change his life.
Norma learned about the Addiction Recovery Program while incarcerated for drug trafficking. Through constant study and weekly visits from a caring bishop, Norma found healing and forgiveness.
Jason felt like he would never overcome his addiction to pornography. From the advice of a wise branch president, he learned about ARP meetings and felt the Spirit’s influence come back into his life.
Even when a drug addiction almost ended Lou Ann’s life, she still couldn’t stop. But a simple prayer in prison helped her realize the great worth she possessed as a beloved daughter of God.
As Jon became enveloped in the world of drugs and alcohol, he wondered what life was really about. After finding the Church, Jon yearned to rid himself of his addictions so that he could attend the temple.
Charlotte didn't think the Addiction Recovery Program was meant for her, but her food addiction made her unhappy and she knew she needed to find help.
Dale led a double life with his pornography addiction. Seeing his marriage fall apart, Dale decided to come clean and learn how to overcome his addiction.
Kristine and her husband knew their addictive lifestyles were destroying their lives. But together, they worked to find happiness again.
Nathanial’s addictions to prescription and illicit drugs put him out on the streets. The testimonies of those in the Addiction Recovery Program helped him change his heart.
Sexual addiction interfered with Sidreis’s life in many ways, but she was terrified to attend an ARP meeting. With the encouragement of her bishop, Sidreis was able to realize she didn't have to struggle alone.
Jesse ran into pornography by accident, but his thoughts kept him from forgetting the experience. While serving as a missionary, he learned for himself what he taught his investigators about the power of Christ's atonement.
Tory and her two young sons were left homeless after her addiction to Meth. Giving herself completely to the Lord, Tory received an unexpected answer to her prayers.
After getting a divorce, Dustin began taking pain pills. He soon found meth and landed himself in jail. He learned during this time that his Father in Heaven and father in mortality never gave up on him, finally finding what was missing in his life.
* Name has been changed.