Patti Mellow knows how helpless her son’s drug addiction made her feel. When Spencer Mellow ended up in the hospital after overdosing on mouthwash and over-the-counter pills, his mother knew something had to give.
“I thought he was going to die,” Mellow said, recalling how her son looked lying in the hospital bed. “That’s when I gave up and gave it to God…Spencer had to decide if he was going to get sober. He had to feel the spirituality. I couldn’t do that for him.”
Spencer Mellow listened to his mother and entered a residential drug treatment program. He has now been sober for the past three years and acknowledges that his Christian faith played a significant role in his recovery.