Dan has been an active member of our growing Addicted to Love Club from day one. His enthusiasm to share his story reminds us that we all have stories that must be told.
"After years of suffering, relief came from a stranger."
Despite Dan's refrain from alcohol, it was a stranger who alerted him that he might have alcoholic tendencies. And, most importantly, it was a stranger who gave him hope. He wants to share his story to perhaps be that stranger for you – he wants to give you hope.
Dan's father passed away after his battle with alcoholism. Now, Dan finds that he fits so many of the traits of Adult Children of Alcoholics.
Especially this trait:
Dan continues to fight hard for his own recovery. After wrestling in life with an addict, he says it has shaped him. He now lives by one word as a daily reminder: MERCY.
Dan reminds us to love the broken and the messy people. He encourages us to get to know one another, to make friends with a stranger and give them hope.
This club isn't about the people who pretend to be perfect – it's about learning to love the messy and the hurting. It's about meeting and connecting with real people.