Posted on Apr 1, 2024

While Josh was walking through recovery at Heartland in 2023, the fentanyl overdose death rate in the U.S. topped 112,000 in a 12 month period for the first time (according to CDC stats). Josh’s own brush with death came when he overdosed on a combination of drugs, fentanyl being one of them. “I had hardly ever tried it. I didn’t even like to do it, but because I was under the influence of other drugs I did so and overdosed. They had to Narcan me seven times. I know that wasn’t what brought me back to life, but it was the mercy and grace of God.”

Living in an environment at Heartland Men’s Recovery where he experienced the presence of God through the Bible, classes, chapel services, and Church involvement brought Josh to the realization that, “Addiction is not your problem. It’s not the root problem. It’s sin and you need to surrender your life to Christ and repent.” He did just that, and now the shame that was hanging over his life is gone.

Today, Josh is clean and continues to grow in his walk with Christ, pursuing Bible College classes, serving his community, and using the gift of music God has given him. “You have to be intentional about being part part of a church body because we need each other. God will be with you as you walk along with others.”

Congratulations to Josh on completing the Heartland Men’s Recovery 1-year program. Through the generosity of donors, we are able to provide a place without charge to men and women looking for deliverance from bondage. If you know someone who needs help, contact our Admissions office.

Heartland Men’s Recovery Program
500 New Creation Road Newark, MO 63458
(573)-633-5606 (Admissions Phone)
1-816-817-1802 (eFax)

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