“You can’t skip the struggle.” Eric’s story

“When I was in the midst of everything, there were no options. You wake up every day, and your intent has to be get money or be prepared to die. I have choices nowadays.” Read more at helpingupmission.org/stories/ericw

Featuring Eric’s segment from the new podcast Drug Stories – check them out at drugstories.org. (Audio by Miriam Zimmerman and photo by Michelle Frankfurter)

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This episode was produced by Evan Jones and Vic King. Music by DMB (Eric’s request).

“I was getting high for 52 years” – Blue’s recovery story

“I am a firm believer that the small things in life make the difference. The big [things] are going to happen to everyone. The little ones are gifts. When someone talks to you and they actually care, it’s something you remember. It can make a huge difference in the rest of your day. It might make a difference in the rest of your life. Care might be the difference between life and death.” Read more at helpingupmission.org/stories/blue

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Dustin’s recovery story

“I was using drugs for so long that I didn’t know how to live without them.”

Dustin's recovery story

Read more at live-rm-hum.pantheonsite.io/stories/dustini

“Running is therapy to me” – John’s recovery story

“You can’t do this alone; it’s just impossible.”

Read more at live-rm-hum.pantheonsite.io/stories/johnb

Come cheer for John (and over 100 Team HUM runners) at the Baltimore Running Festival on October 21st.

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Shame, Sexual Abuse, and Healing – Diane Langberg – Podcast

This spring, we had the privilege of welcoming Diane Langberg to our campus for a visit. Dr. Langberg is a practicing psychologist whose clinical expertise includes 45 years of working with trauma survivors and clergy.

Dr. Langberg shared with our clients some of what she’s learned about healing from shame, sexual abuse, and other kinds of trauma.

00:01 The many faces of shame (below is the Shame Compass that Dr. Langberg refers to in this section)

A Visit from Dr. Diane Langberg
28:05 The trauma of sexual abuse
36:07 The shape of healing: talk, tears, time
56:13 Q&A

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You can also view this talk on Youtube. And you can hear what Dr. Langberg shared with our staff, “Lessons from a Life of Counseling,” at live-rm-hum.pantheonsite.io/langberg.

“I try to do two things each day for my recovery: trust God and help others.” – Greg’s recovery story

“Part of me thinks that it was because I was doing so well – maybe I could get away with one… I shot up while driving and I just had an immediate overdose…the last thing I remember was a loud crash. My next conscious memory is three weeks later in Johns Hopkins ICU surrounded by doctors with machines and tubes everywhere. My parents are there and crying, so I started crying.”

Read more at live-rm-hum.pantheonsite.io/stories/gregp

Greg Pabst