Alcoholism (a type of addiction) and drug addiction has touched many lives. And the addicts are not the only ones affected. Once the cycle begins, it is nearly impossible for the addict to stop without help. But family members and friends are called upon time and again to help deal with the pain being caused by continued drinking. What seem to be loving and caring acts, however, become part of the fuel that causes the cycle to recur.
The more the addiction takes over, the less able the addict is to keep from hurting those close to him. Often what is required is to remove the support system that enables the addict to continue to get high. Compassion house provides not only a safe and nurturing environment that is drug and alcohol-free, but that also teaches men how to live according to Biblical principles. That in turn proves hope, which is often the missing ingredient in other recovery programs.