Dear Family Member:
Entering Drug Alternative Program is not usually something that men would want to do out of choice. Their reason for agreeing to come here is that they know it is the best way for them to overcome their addiction problems. By attending DAP, the person will be able to fully focus on getting better, and they will be surrounded by the support and resources they need. Although it might be an exaggeration to say that DAP is a fun place, it is most certainly an exciting one. This is because many who go through this program are launching the most successful period of their life. To put it simply – – our clients are getting a second chance. This is what Jaython would tell you, for DAP gave him another chance at life!
Jaython. Crew Leader, Work Therapy Program
Here’s how Jaython told his story: “I am 34 years old. I have struggled with drug addiction for over 18 years. Drugs have lead me down a very dark path. I was involved in gangs and organized crime, which landed me in and out of jails, rehabilitation centers, court-ordered programs and hospital psychiatric wards. I knew the next step for me was death. Through all these years I wanted to be clean and sober. I tried a few times to do so on my own. However, I was missing one key ingredient. And that was a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The Bible says in Jeremiah 29:13, “And you shall seek Me, and find Me, when you shall search for Me with all your heart.” I decided I would make that scripture real in my life.
I first entered DAP’s program in 2015 and left prematurely after five months. The required 12-18 months seemed so long. During that short time, I did begin a personal relationship with Jesus. With a clear mind, renewed strength and spiritual growth, I became “antsy” and felt I was strong enough to move back home in Texas and live a life of sobriety. Wrong!
Thankfully, God did not let me go. He chased me through the streets of New Orleans, LA and I finally ended up in Houston, TX. Before I tapped out, I decided to let go of my own will and earnestly prayed to God for help. He answered my prayer by bringing me back to DAP. God has been faithful in completing a work in me that He began two years ago. I have been back at DAP for nine months. Words are inadequate to describe all the blessings that God has given to me. I am forever grateful to the staff for accepting me back and giving me a second chance. This program has done so much for me and I am not the same person who walked through those doors on April 16, 2017.
For the first time in my life, I have hope for a great future. I would like to thank my parents and my DAP family for never giving up on me. Most of all, I want to thank God for putting my feet back on solid ground.
Upon graduation, I plan to attend college and receive a degree in Welding. My second goal is to receive a Drug and Alcohol Certificate to help men addicted to drugs.”
Every day, young men like Jaython, along with their families’ witness firsthand what God can do when He takes over our lives.
You may be thinking that a changed life just seems too good to be true – but it isn’t. Just ask Jaython and he’ll tell you God can do anything. Today, we encourage you to give to “My Brother’s Keeper” Scholarship Fund – and give another young man, a second chance at a new life – God’s life!
We love you,
Cliff & Freddie Harris