April 18'

What Do I Do Now? What do you do once you have discovered your loved one is using drugs? Listed below are some things you want to consider when it is Ɵme to act. PRAY! – Seek direcƟon and strength from God. SEEK – counsel and advice from your pastor or church leader. OFFER – Love & Support if they come to you. DO NOT allow your shock, anger, confusion, and fear to cause you to lash out, condemn, blame. DO let them know you are glad they came to you, offer love and support and immediately start the process of getting help. SEARCH – use Google for “faith-based drug treatment” in your area DETOX – Your loved one may have serious withdrawal symptoms. Seek medical aƩenƟon at the ER where they may also be able to connect you to a detox facility if they cannot help. CONFRONT – If you discover the drug use before they come to you, confront them with the evidence. This gives them the opportunity to confess. They may confess and ask for help or they may deny and be angry and defensive. INTERVENTION – It is needed if they deny the drug use. It can mean confronƟng with firmness and love or contacƟng the authoriƟes, if needed. If your loved one is willing to get help, start the above process immediately. Jeff Carter, is the Director of the Jeremiah Tree’s residential recovery ministry, the TreeHouse. He is available for advice, referral, and other resources, at 937-207-0039. “Christ did not die to make good works merely possible or to produce a half-hearted pursuit. He died to produce in us a passion for good deeds. Christian purity is not the mere avoidance of evil, but the pursuit of good.” ― John Piper Our Director, Jeff Carter and his wife, Terry. TreeHouse residents enjoyed an early spring hike at John Bryan State Park. HOW YOU CAN HELP Volunteers Needed: Case Manager We are looking for a very solid Christian to help the guys make phone calls, schedule appointments, work at getting their driver’s licenses back, look for employment, etc. Tuesdays or Thursdays from 1-3 pm. Grocery Shopper Grocery shop once a week. You get the frequent shopper points. We pay the bill. Not fond of these tasks? There are other things that are needed. Give us a call! Supplies needed: Colored sharpies Highlighters Composition books Paper towels Toilet paper Dish soap Laundry soap Fabric softener sheets Scrubbing Bubbles Non–perishable food items Financial needs: Give a one-time gift Be a monthly Tree donor Give while you shop…….. Kroger Community Rewards Amazon Smile Stay in touch: Join our mailing list by going to our website, www.jeremiahtree.org, and clicking the tab “Contact Us.”