Mike’s addiction started while serving in Vietnam and it eventually led him to rehab. In the late 90’s, after 23 years of sobriety, Mike went on what he calls, “a Forest Gump walk,” and fell back into his addiction. A stint in Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge changed his direction, and after some starts and stops, Mike has finally found the freedom he’s been searching for.

Mike delves into the importance of discovering the “why” behind the “what” of addiction. He also covers the importance of dealing with resentment in the process of recovery. Today, Mike is giving back by impacting the lives of other men in recovery.

Mike has also authored a recovery journal, New Day, New Me which is designed to help those in recovery–and everyone is in recovery from something–develop, strengthen, or renew a relationship with God.

Tonight’s Step:
3 – Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God

Key Verses:
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17

Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me. Matthew 11:6

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34

The why behind the what