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David B. Recovery Story

 

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From ages of 18 to 25 I was deep in my addiction to alcohol. At the end of my journey I became suicidal. Then I began my recovery in a Christian based community. I went through 2 phases of residential treatment equaling to 18 months. Afterwards I dedicated my life to serving the addiction community. I worked for 3 years at Faith Farm followed by 12 years at Spectrum programs in Pompano.

After this my life was altered to serve the addiction community within the prison system, first at Bridges of America, and presently at Hollywood work release. Presently I serve as the program director.

My recovery story is a story of joy. A story of witnessing many miracles, and many changed lives. Today, I am blessed not to have died from my addiction, or suicide. I am blessed to be included in the recovery stories of many persons. I am blessed to still be serving and being paid for following my calling. Addiction is a story of pain, Recovery is a story of blessing.

-David Burch

David has been in recovery for 28 years! Read more recovery stories like David’s on our Stories of Recovery page or submit your own story here.