Monday letters: Christian rehab centers effective

January 20, 2014 

Brandon Mayo’s tragic death by DUI once again underscores the need for tougher laws.

Alcoholics/addicts live by their wits. They can convince themselves and others that this is their last incident. They may sincerely want deliverance, but an alcoholic’s promises are like raking leaves in the wind. Their willpower is like a support beam with termites.

One addict told me that he had been to 16 rehab centers. At many rehab centers, success rates are low. This wastes time and erodes hope.

Save lives. Remove driver’s licenses long-term. Morning commutes that feature a mile-long parade of mopeds (sober cycles) are overdue.

There is a wonderful, supernatural solution. Some Christian rehab centers have high success rates. My nephew was a drug addict for eight years. After futile stays at two humanistic centers, he went to Teen Challenge for a year (adults are welcome, too). He got Jesus’ powerful, supernatural help, a clean lifestyle and long-term deliverance.

“The Son of God appeared for this purpose, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3:8). Jesus delivers for hurting, broken people.

Fred F. Kerr

West Columbia

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