Tonight’s guest, Will, says he always felt he was meant to get in trouble. His home life and environment played a big part in that notion and at the age of twelve his cousin introduced him to drugs. Pain and fear were motivating forces in Will’s life and the drugs made the pain and fear disappear. Alcohol worked it’s way into Will’s life and the mixture of drugs and alcohol made it possible for him to feel normal in social situations. Will would drink almost every day for the next 20 years.

As Will tried to seek help for his alcoholism he transitioned into a cocaine addiction that cost him $400-$500 a day. It led Will into a life that was so out-of-control he faked his own death in order to avoid the consequences of his lifestyle. It was an addiction that Will, in his words, adored.

It was a simple phrase, spoken in love, that changed Will’s life. 9 months of sobriety eventually led Will to an Easter Sunday service that completely altered his eternity. The realities of life have tested Will’s faith, and he shares candidly about those struggles, and how his appearance on this very show is playing a role in his recovery.

Pain, fear, and addiction

Tonight’s Step: 5 – Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs