I was recently contacted by a young woman named Jami. She is a 29 year old LDS woman who became addicted to prescription drugs. She is dealing with her addiction and attending the LDS church's 12 step program classes to help her rise above the power of her addiction.
Addiction is an isolating trial. It carries so much shame and denial. Those who suffer with addictions are often quickly judged and defined by their addictions. But this in itself is a tragedy because it is through support that addictions can be overcome and managed.
Jami sees this and she recently started a blog to provide a place for others suffering from addictions or with loved ones suffering from addictions to go. I have had a few people email me who suffer from addictions or suffer with a loved one who is an addict. I thought this blog would be a good resource for any of us in such circumstances.
So I invite you to visit her blog and in the anonymity of your own home find a friend in Jami. Perhaps she can help others to heal through her blog as she works through her own addiction.
And to Jami -- I applaud your courage in taking this bold step and following the direction your heart has led you. May the Lord bless you in this life long journey.
Here below is Jami's self introduction to her blog: