Once he entered recovery life got better. He stopped going to jail. He quit stealing. He stopped dealing drugs. He’s been sleeping indoors for a long time – and at the same address. He’s had the same job for several years and receives regular raises and bonuses.
One day he found a woman with whom he clicked. They got married a while back and are raising children.
He's no longer just another member of a dysfunctional and dying family. He’s become an example for the relatives who still survive. He’s the person they turn to when they need serious help.
And he’s responded, going out of his way to help them into recovery. And he’s helped them in other ways.
Sometimes we’re privileged to see what happens when someone gets sober and breaks the chain of addiction as this man did.
His children are growing up with the idea that they can do positive things with their lives.