A Simple Letter

From time to time, area youth groups will visit His Way to help with a project and/or encourage our residents. We wanted to share this letter from a 15 year old girl that visited His Way with her church group over Spring Break.  Dear His Way,  Hello! Some of you won’t know me, but my…

Free The Hostages

It has been said that addicts don’t build relationships, they take hostages.  I dare say that that can be said for many more than just addicts.  Because hostage taking in relationships happens every time I enter a relationship to get and not give.  Every time a relationship is driven by a need to fill what…

Facing Addiction in America

The United States Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, unveiled his office’s long-awaited report, Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, last week. The report finds alcohol and drug misuse and severe substance use disorders, commonly called addiction, to be one of America’s most pressing public health concerns. Nearly 21…

“Lessons From Drug Court”

I escorted one of our residents to “Drug Court” this morning and witnessed something awe-inspiring. It’s a program to screen, educate, rehabilitate, & monitor convicted defendants in lieu of criminal prosecution. After the first case on the docket was reviewed and the man was confirmed to be following the plan, the Judge clapped (with gusto!)…

A Father’s Day Gift

We are thrilled and grateful that a local church decided to honor the fathers in their congregation by making a generous donation to His Way this past Sunday. But, more than the financial support was the spiritual vision and partnership expressed in this Father’s Day gift. As we share the love of our Heavenly Father…

New Kratom Study

A new study is out concerning the addictive properties of Kratom. Thanks to support and efforts of many concerned Alabamians, Kratom is now banned in the state. Other states are sure to follow. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/recreational-drug-kratom-hits-the-same-brain-receptors-as-strong-opioids/?WT.mc_id=SA_FB_HLTH_NEWS