‘Trust is much more valuable than $900’

Published: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 04:53 PM.

“We are so proud of him,” said Billy Fox, director of ministry development. “It’s the small things, like the decision he made, that stand out. He had an opportunity to go back to his bad behavior, but chose to do the right thing just because it was the right thing to do.”

Brad knows that every day will present new challenges he will have to face, but believes with determination and the Haven House program, he will change his life forever.

“This program is a year-long commitment or more,” Brad said. “It can be scary to look at how far you have to go, but this is where I need to be. I’ve wasted the last 10 years, so sacrificing a year to fix the next 20 is no big deal.”

The Haven House is a long term, Christian based, 12-step recovery house for men who are suffering from alcohol or drug addiction. And although Brad admits he has never been a religious guy, he now understands the power of faith.

“Being here and having a clear mind — I’m getting excited for my future again,” he said. “I’m beginning to understand that I can’t control everything. So when I get overwhelmed, I hand it over to my higher power. I ask for help and hope He will guide me.”

Fox smiled when he heard these words from Brad and added, “It never gets old watching peoples’ lives change.”

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