The Addicted

 

"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is upon me, for the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed." Isaiah 61:1

 

Did you know?

Almost 21 million Americans have at least one addiction yet only 10% receive treatment. Since the 1990’s Opioid sales and drug overdose deaths have both risen 300%. Every day in the U.S. 30 people will die from alcohol-related car accidents and 130 will die from an opioid overdose. Alcohol and drug addiction cost the U.S. economy over $600 billion every year. With $600 billion you could end homelessness in the U.S., provide clean drinking water for every human on the planet, and have $430 billion left over.

 

How can you make a difference?

One Door

One Door is a medical detox center with a mission to restore families and transform lives. Many times, those who are struggling with addiction aren’t able to qualify for programs to help them find freedom because they cannot detox to enter the program without drugs in their system, a requirement for most recovery programs. That’s where One Door steps in. Under medical supervision, clients are able to detox from substances and qualify to enter a long-term recovery and discipleship program.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits.  It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory.

 

Celebrate Recovery meets every Friday at 7:00pm at The Mission at Kern County.

 

The Mission at Kern County

The Mission at Kern County recently celebrated 60 years of providing hope and restoration to a hurting population in our city. The Mission at Kern County provides shelter to nearly 300 guests each night through their Homeless Intervention Services and Christian Discipleship Residential Program. Every year, The Mission serves more than 200,000 meals. That’s more than 500 every day!

 

The mission also has a program to provide housing and mentorship for individuals who have graduated from the program as they are transitioning into the workforce.

In 2018, they opened a new home for women with children to help women become free from life-controlling addictions without having to surrender their children to the foster care system.

 

Louie Wright

CityServe Director: The Addicted Initiative