FROM STREET TO SOBER
When I was a Bike Messenger, there used to be this old guy, this old street drunk, in the alley where we came out the back door with our bikes. This is where that old guy lived, in the alley! Half the time, he would ask one of us to help pull his pants up. He was so messed up, he couldn’t even get his pants up. So, in 2001, when my life fell apart and I was drinking again, I went to this AA meeting over at Second and Stewart, Christ Our Hope Catholic Church. I had about a week sobriety going into that meeting, and that old guy in the alley was chairing the meeting. I couldn’t believe it; there I am, a guy that had everything…hot shot bicycle racer all over the United States, living on a sailboat, racing with the big boys at 49. That’s when I knew my way was not working.
LET US HELP YOU
Steve Rhoades has been there and successfully left. Read his biography to learn about his journey and follow his blog to keep up to date with his work, ministry, and activities. His passion is to come along side others who want to leave the life of addiction or hopelessness and to encourage them toward a life of extreme fulfillment. With a team of caring people backing him up, Steve is extending his outreach to the online community of those seeking a second, third, or hundredth chance for change. Rhoades to Recovery also offers support to those who care about someone who is stuck in or struggling to get free of addiction or homelessness.
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