Daniel’s family had always been there for him as he pursued his dreams. Then drug addiction shattered his loving relationships and left him lost and far from home.
Daniel* is a young man who is deeply loved by his family. When Daniel was 13, his parents became very worried for him.
“Daniel had become argumentative, aggressive and deceitful,” says his mother, Susan*. “He was spending all his time with a new group of friends, who he refused to let us meet.”
Susan had no idea Daniel was struggling with severe depression. What’s more, he was experimenting with drugs and alcohol with his new friends. He later told Susan the drugs eased the pain of depression and brought him peace.
By the time Daniel was 15, things were much worse. He got expelled from school for his drug use.
“Daniel left home for good that day,” says Susan. “Our lives would never be the same.”
After leaving home, Daniel’s drug use escalated, and he resorted to stealing to support his addiction. His family, heartbroken and feeling helpless, had to cut him off.
Right now there are young people in our community struggling with addiction. Many are being torn away from their families and this Christmas will be extremely difficult.
Your donation is life-changing for a young person and their family, who just want their child back, safe and well, with them at home.