Tonight I have our porch lit up in red to show my love and support for those battling addictions. My heart is breaking tonight for my friend. My heart hurts for my friends who are still actively using. My heart just hurts.

Anyone living with an addict in their lives would likely tell you that alcoholism and drug dependency affect more people than just the abusers themselves. But the addict themselves completely are oblivious as they believe they are in complete control. While Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States, millions of others abuse other substances such as heroin, cocaine, marijuana, meth, prescription narcodics and more.

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Lord, I pray for my friend tonight and all the other moms, dads, brothers, and sisters who are hurting tonight. I pray for the addicts – some friends – still actively using. God, be their healer. Break the chains of bondage and bring wholeness to their lives. This I pray in the name of Jesus, the name above all other names, Amen.