The Kevin Hines Story

This man is in the 1% who survived a jump from the Golden Gate bridge, and he learned how very precious a gift life is. He thought no one cared, but he soon knew that everyone cares. "The very millisecond my hands left that rail the only thoughts in my mind were, 'What have I just done?'  I prayed, 'God please save me I don't want to drown! I made a mistake.'" "The depression was gone.  The only thing I wanted to do was survive. I learned very clearly that suicide is never, nor ever sh...
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12 Steps to Change

12 People - 12 Stories - 12 Steps to Change Addiction - to drugs - or sex - or alcohol - or even to food - can be overcome if the addict will seek help. Here are 12 success stories, linked with each of the 12 steps in the program. "You live these two lives."  "Honestly, I was prepared to lie until I was dead."  "If there was a sexual thing you could pay for, I bought it." "I just knew that I needed my pain to stop." "As an addict you think, if I admit defeat, then what's left? ... Th...
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Step 12: Service – Erik’s Story on Drug Addiction Recovery

"I don't know how else to explain it.  I guess I jumped.  I fell from the third story.  Over a half-million dollars in medical bills." "As I went to Twelve Step meetings more consistently, I found that my life just started to fall into place. Now that I know how important it is to share with others what I know, I go every week, to let them know they are not alone.  There was a point that I felt that I was totally alone.  The Twelve Steps help me focus on the fact that not only am I an add...
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Step 11: Personal Revelation – Lindsay’s Story on Heroin Addiction Recovery

"I knew I didn't want to live that life anymore, but I didn't know how to get out of it. I felt so unworthy of God's love. But I remembered how I grew up, it all came flooding back, and a song I sang as a child in church came flooding back:" 'Heavenly Father, are you really there, and do you hear and answer every child's prayer?' "And that was the first prayer I ever uttered in recovery. It was a song. Now prayer is my lifeline, it's the blood of my existence." Her reunion with her daug...
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Thoughts on Suicide Prevention

'You know, Seth, I almost lost my little brother.  I don't think I'm gonna go anywhere for a while. I'm just gonna sit here with you for a bit.' "For the first time I recognized that there was a world outside of myself. There were people that cared about me and loved me and wanted me to succeed and live. The mere fact that they reached out to me in love, that is what did it. What my brother did is what changed my life." So many people need that love, that attention, that comfort.  This...
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