Recovery: Facing Anger at God

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Jun 20, 2018 10:25:37 AM

“I was really angry with God and confused about…Well, if God really loves me, then how come I had to go through all this stuff? You know, there’s plenty of people out there that didn’t have to grow up the way I did or see the things I saw or get exposed to the things I was exposed to…And so, why me?”


Justin Norwood was born in Chicago to an alcoholic and a drug addict. His parents split up when he was five. When he was seven, he had to choose whether to move to Washington with his dad or stay with his mom. He went with his dad. They were homeless for two years.

“We bounced around, lived in his van a little bit here and there. My dad has a lot of family in the Tri-Cities, but they didn’t really want us staying with them for too long because my dad’s an addict and I had a lot of anger issues.”

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The Reason Why

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer Mar 13, 2015 4:58:00 PM

In all honesty, it is easy to judge addicts. But there are stories behind each face. And once these stories are heard, it becomes harder to judge.

This is the story of a woman who was in a long-term relationship with an addict. The writer will remain anonymous but explains, "I feel it paints a good picture of why many women choose to get involved with addicted men or prostitution or drug use. It’s about abuse. It’s the damage that is caused from a very young age." Names have been changed. 

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