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Mike - Addict
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From age 13 until age 40, addiction to stealing cars and doing drugs made doing time a part of Mike’s lifestyle. “I always thought … I was either going to be murdered or die of an overdose.”

 

Deep inside, though, Mike wasn’t the hardened criminal he thought he was. When his mother died, he was heartbroken. “Her death made me want to change, made me want to be the man she tried raising.”

 

In Men’s Recovery at the Union Gospel Mission, Mike found he wasn’t beyond hope. He learned “that I am a child of God and I am forgiven.” He found a job he loves and friends who help keep him on the right path.