Our Voices - Zack Hopper

“I promised God I would stop, yet I picked up everyday.”

I remember the extreme highs followed by insufferable lows that active addiction brought. It was terrible, there was no relationships with family, and I never thought I would live to see the age of 30.

Zack with daughter-in-law
Zack Hopper

Jericho gave me a safe place to stay for nearly two years while I rebuilt my life, and renewed conscious contact with God.

Today I have found hope in God and the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. I see hope through the success of others who have gone before me.

I have friends today. I have a newfound family, people call me, I go to work daily, pay my bills and a lot of the fear and depression has been lifted. I get to do the things I love and I’m learning to love myself daily.

I’ve learned the power of the 12th step - carrying the message. When we give back, it holds us accountable. It was only when I started to share with others that I truly understood.

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