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Guest columnist: Addiction nearly cost me everything

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My addiction had finally hit rock bottom. I have been struggling with drug addiction since I was in high school. I was living both sides of the fence. It was like I was wearing a lampshade of who I really was. Many family members and friends were not aware of what I was doing.
By the grace of God, we all escaped with minor injuries. Every time I see this picture I want to bawl my eyes out. I definitely count my blessings now.  
Thanks to Grace Happens,  the REACH program in Owenton, my sponsor, AA meetings, family, friends and our great Father upstairs, I can say I’m almost seven months sober today and I can’t wait till I say it’s seven years.
Thanks for the great support. I pray for all to the people out there still suffering with a drug addiction.
These verses from the Bible have helped me to understand that my struggles in life can be worked out for the good.  My mess is now turned into a message, which I hope reaches others with the same struggles.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10: “And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.”

DeeDee Whobrey
Nicholasville