STEP 2: "We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity."
We have a disease: progressive, incurable and fatal. The price may seem higher for the adict who prostitutes for a fix than it is for the addict who merely lies to a doctor. Ultimately, both pay for their disease with their lives. Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results.
(Ref. Narcotic Anonymous 5th Ed.)
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RHOM began working with Northwood church about 3 years ago. This was great because they were surrounded by men of God who loved them, no matter what may have happened in their lives. The parking lot crew is made up of a strong core of men who, in faith, are willing to testify to others about how GOD has changed their lives. In this partnership with Northwood church to provide men who would work in parking lot services, many have had changed lives. There is a great love that is shared between these men.
Those who are willing to make the commitment are given the opportunity to live in freedom of addictions. They build upon the basis of study of God's word. They are mentored by men of God with a heart felt desire to share their experience and live a God centered life.
All of this requires hard work, commitment to listen and to see what God can do thru His Holy Spirit. He can bring them from the depths of a broken life. Many men in our program are baptised at Northwood and complete the one year program. Even those who decide to leave without being fully ready for the "world that awaits" have given themselves to Christ. All praise, honor and glory be to GOD!
At Remnant House, our desire is to "Restore Men to their rightful position."
"The only way to keep from returning to active addiction is not to take that first drug. If you are like us you know that one is too many and a thousand never enough. We put great emphasis on this, for we know that when we use drugs in any form, or substitute one for another, we release our addiction all over again. Thinking of alcohol as different from other drugs has caused a great many addicts to relapse. Before we came to N.A. many of us viewed alcohol seperately, but we cannot afford to be confused about this. Alcohol is a drug. We are people with the disease of addiction who must abstain from all drugs in order to recover.
(Ref Narcotics Anonymus 5th Ed.)