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Gloria’s Story

Trevor, my partner and now my husband, was being harmed by drugs for nearly 30 years. Our life together was like being on a merry-go-round.

My emotions were up and down. Never knowing when he was going to snap, when things were going to go flying or when the kids were going to be yelled at. It was like living round a time bomb that was ready to go off at any time.

“To my amazement, Trevor came home one day and said he was going to get help, because he was sick of the life we were living. 

Trevor enrolled with The Salvation Army Bridge programme. He started going to Recovery Church each week and he started talking about God, which led to him dealing with emotions deep inside.

My kids were asking me, ‘What’s going on with Dad? He’s different. He’s not smoking or angry anymore.’ I replied, ‘Dad has handed his life over to God.’

It didn’t happen overnight—this transformation took nearly three years. However, after seeing those changes in Trevor I decided to hand my life over to God as well."

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*All names and identifying details have been changed in this story to protect individual privacy. Stock images are used in all recovery stories. The Bridge would like to thank our tāngata for being brave and generous in sharing their stories. We wish them all the best for healthier and happier lives.