Addiction can find people in any area of life and according to the Center on Addiction, it’s "a complex disease, often chronic in nature, which affects the functioning of the brain and body. It also causes serious damage to families, relationships, schools, workplaces and neighborhoods. The most common symptoms of addiction are severe loss of control, continued use despite serious consequences, preoccupation with using, failed attempts to quit, tolerance and withdrawal."
Trinity Baptist Church in Big Spring offers a faith-based addiction recovery program called Reformers Unanimous, also known as RU.
Brad Daniels, RU Director, says that the program has been going on for about 7 years and it continues to try to reach people within the community by "letting [them] know that there is a place where people are going to care about them, People are going to understand what they're going through and where they are coming from, and really just to give them the hope that you don't have to live life like that. That there truly is a way out of it."
The RU addiction recovery program approaches meetings a little different than most other programs by scheduling their meetings for Friday evenings at 7 PM. Daniels stated that the people who need the program really find it beneficial to meet on Friday evenings when "call of the wild" is the strongest.
The program also offers a van service to assist with rides to the meetings, as well as a nursery and child care program.
For more information on the program, contact Brad at (432) 935-8126.