22 Years of Active Addiction

My story is really way to long for me to share my 22 years as a prescription addicted to opiates, sedatives, hypnotics, barbiturates, and marijuana. I can tell you however that I am now 47 years old, and in the process of getting my Chemical Dependency Counselors license in Texas. I am also a licensed southern baptist preacher. I have been clean five years.

At one time in my life, scoring and cracking scripts was all I did. The final two years of my addiction darn near cost me my life, as well as my whole family. My wife and I have been married 15 years. The first 10 were spent in drug addiction. Both of us strung out.

Jesus answered my hearts desire to be clean, and delivered me, and my wife on the same day. I haven’t looked back since.

Preaching Jesus, and telling others what he did for me, he can do for them is just a way of life now. The same energy I put into obtaining and using I now put into telling others about Jesus. I will go anywhere, and preach anytime, to anyone. All I need is an invite. There is a whole lot more to all this, but there isn’t enough space here.

Peace in Jesus,

Rev. J. Rodney Goen