From Death to Life

Ronald Hoffman
Tell us about your (or your loved one's) recovery journey. What has been the most rewarding part?

Addiction almost took my life many times over 31 years of being in jail and out of jail. Lost relationships. Finally meth found me for 8 1/2 years. It destroyed me and in turn I destroyed everything in my life. My marriage of 18 years gone. My kids hated me. My ex said I was the devil--and she was right. I hated what I became. All I wanted was meth and to die. I wanted to kill myself. I had a heart attack at 42 and after I got home I went and bought some meth. Thinking I might die but did not care. For four months I used more and more. Got new charges and finally I cried out yelling at Jesus and pleading Him to take it from me. I went back to the meth house I was living in and went to sleep. When I woke in the morning it was gone. I wanted no more. It was like God just came down and took it all. That was Thanksgiving 2008. I have not looked back. I thank Jesus every day.

Do you have a message for the Shatterproof community?

If I can say anything it would be NEVER GIVE UP YOU ARE TO IMPORTANT . I have since got I touch with my family in Chicago and all has bin forgiven. Please reach out and get help . God bless you all.

I started using at at age nine with weed and alcohol. I was raised on the street. Mom left me at 14 and from there I started to deal. In jail at 16. From that point in and out using bigger and better stuff.