Kenny’s hope was renewed!
Until he started smoking marijuana and drinking, Kenny was a good student and athlete in high school. “The alcohol changed me,” he says. “I had more courage to speak to girls and such. I fell in love with alcohol.”
He went on to find work, marry, and start a family, but continued drinking and using drugs. “My mother was paying our rent and buying our food,” he says. “I was stealing the food stamps we had and living a reckless and selfish life.”
Kenny’s marriage fell apart and his addictive behavior alienated him from his parents and siblings. Before long, he was living in the subway, eating from dumpsters, hopeless.