The Faith Family Recovery Center and the Spirit Recovery Center are new Christian treatment centers in Hastings, Minnesota.
“It’s been a long time coming, but we finally have a Christian sober house in town,” said Pam Schmitt, the treatment director. “All I want to do is help people.”
The house manager, Dave Sonen, is proud of the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the house. Despite it being a temporary home at present for five men, it is a relaxed feeling.
“The laughter is so different for them,” said Sonen, a recovered alcoholic. “And it’s constant.”
Sonen knows that God has played a significant role in his recovery, and is secure in the knowledge that God’s love and faith play a significant role in other people’s recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
“I let God back into my life and everything’s changed completely since then.”