Watch a powerful video series depicting the true accounts of recovering addicts who found hope through the 12 steps of the Church’s Addiction Recovery Program. (Warning: Videos address mature addiction-related topics.)
Addiction is a serious condition—one that should be addressed with both frankness and compassion. The Mormon Channel accomplished this with its powerful video series called “12 Steps to Change.” In this series, recovering addicts share their stories and explain how the Church’s Addiction Recovery Program has helped them overcome addictions to drugs, sex, alcohol, and even food. Austin, a recovering alcoholic, explains, “It’s very hard to describe the empathy, the love, the honesty, the humility that you feel when you walk into that group. They’ve all been there to one degree or another.”
In each video, actors portray these stories with compelling realism while the actual addicts narrate the dramatizations and share their experiences with one of the 12 steps of the program:
- Trust in God
- Change of heart
- Restitution and reconciliation
- Daily accountability
- Personal revelation
These inspiring voices provide a universal message of hope, forgiveness, and healing. Sharon, a former crystal meth addict, concludes her story by bearing testimony that “the creator of this universe can not only help you recover but he can literally provide a different life for you, a new heart for you.”
Whether or not you struggle with addiction, these stories will touch your heart, deepen your understanding, and strengthen your resolve to live righteously.
Source: Mormon Channel
—Maryssa Dennis, Mormon Insights
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If you or a loved one struggle with addiction, please visit the website of the Church’s Addiction Recovery Program to begin the process of healing.