Josh became a full-fledged drug addict by his early twenties. Cocaine consumed his entire day and he found himself in trouble with his family, the law and himself. Josh’s addiction continued, off and on, for 23 years – his entire life was wrapped up in selling and using drugs. Josh was booked in jail more than 50 times and he ended up in prison 4 times. His life was a vicious cycle of drugs, treatment centers, violence and jail.

When Josh finally became sick and tired of being sick and tired he started seeking out, in his words, true fellowship, and after a second time through Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge his life completely changed. Josh has been sober since 2008 and he shares how his family has been impacted and how he’s kept his sobriety through good, daily habits.

Dave Johnson from Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge also joins the conversation as he shares his first-hand insights and stories of people who have experienced the joy of recovery and the agony of relapse and he encourages you, if you’re in that situation, to get back up and keep going.

Josh’s story

Tonight’s Step: 1 – We admitted we were powerless over our addiction – that our lives had become unmanageable

Key Verses:
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. James 4:7-8

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17

Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19