Depression Hits Pete After Quitting DrugsMary Lee, | 0 Comments
Hey my name is Pete*. I am 36 years old and originally from Macon. Before I came to the Macon Rescue Mission I suffered from an addiction to Methamphetamine, marijuana, alcohol, cocaine, and prescription medication. I was able to stop using in 2009.
I got a job at Robins Air Force Base because I’m a sheet metal mechanic. In the month that followed I suffered from severe depression as a result of untreated addiction. My depression was so bad that I lost my job and ended up in a hospital.
While there I tried to find a treatment center I could go to that would help me learn how to live life without using drugs and being depressed. I could not find anywhere to go because of financial reasons.
I had heard of the Macon Rescue Mission and my aunt brought me here on a Friday and I was told to come back on Tuesday and a spot would be available then. I stayed with my mother until Tuesday.
After arriving here I had to attend chapel six days a week. During these services God really started to tug on my heart. On December 10, 2010 I was attending RUI (Reformers Unanimous International, which is an addictions program that we are allowed to attend) and I allowed Jesus to save me. Since that time I have grown closer to God every day.
My future at this time in my life will be determined by God’s will. I am currently looking for a job and praying daily that I am able to seek out God’s plan.
During my time at the Macon Rescue Mission I have learned many verses of the Bible I can use in my daily life, none more important to me than Psalm 1: “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scournful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.” (verses 1 and 2).
In closing I would like to thank the Macon Rescue Mission, its staff, fellow residents, and donors for being a helping hand to a new life for me.
*Name changed for confidentiality purposes.
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