Mar 9, 2020
“Conquering addiction is a miracle in itself.”
Those are the words of Lt. Timothy Pemberton, who leads The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center in Santa Monica, California.
The Salvation Army has more no-fee rehabilitation facilities than any other program in America. For more than 100 years, these Adult Rehabilitation Centers have offered spiritual, emotional and practical assistance to those who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves.
The free addictions recovery program provides housing, food, counseling, community and employment as The Salvation Army works to treat the symptoms and ultimately the root causes of prolonged substance abuse and dependence for some 150,000 people a year.
And while it’s no easy feat to conquer an addiction, on today’s show Lt. Timothy shares his number one indicator of success—and he would know. He went through the program himself 13 years ago and now works every day to bring others out of their addiction too—to say to others on graduation day, you’re at a new starting line.
Find show notes for this episode and more at caringmagazine.org/podcast.