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Promising MLB Career Cut Short by Addiction

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Hamilton’s Baseball Career Halted by Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Josh Hamilton had a promising career in Major League Baseball. However, it ended before it had the chance to begin when he developed a drug and alcohol addiction. To make matters worse, Hamilton’s marriage was in shambles. Still, his wife Katie was confident that her husband could rebuild his life.

At a recent program at Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, Texas, the former Texas Rangers outfielder spoke to a packed auditorium about his journey toward recovery and sobriety. Hamilton credits his Christian faith with helping him escape the world of drug and alcohol addiction. He memorized Bible scripture to displace his thoughts and cravings for drugs and alcohol. Together with his wife, they focus on faith, rather than baseball, and fill their children’s lives with the word of God.

“Our real job as believers is to share the good news of Christ,” said Katie Hamilton.

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Hamilton’s story, though tragic, shares a message of both warning and hope. Don’t let addiction ruin your chances at reaching your potential. If you or someone you know has a problem with drugs or alcohol, contact Road to Freedom at (844) 402-3605. Our staff of counselors, therapists, and pastors are here to help.

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