Relevant Radio Helps Alex with His Sobriety (The Patrick Madrid Show)

Alex from Austin shares his powerful testimony of overcoming addiction and finding solace in faith. 🙏

Alex’s Struggle and Recovery:

  1. New to Faith: Alex, a recent convert, finds solace in Relevant Radio and the Bible, having shut out FM radio. He’s methodically reading the Bible, currently in the Old Testament.
  2. A Decade of Drug Addiction: Alex bravely recounts his 10-year battle with heroin addiction but has been sober for 7 years.
  3. Overcoming Sex Addiction: More challenging for Alex was quitting pornography, a struggle lasting since his teens, but he’s been clean for 146 days.

Turning Points and Insights:

  1. Lifestyle Shift: Alex emphasizes the necessity of changing his lifestyle to conquer drug addiction.
  2. Faith as Refuge: Feeling distant from God initially, Alex agrees that there are parallels between his life and the prodigal son’s story.
  3. Supportive Family: His journey includes the unwavering support of his wife and the joy of fatherhood.
  4. Danger of Pornography: Alex warns about the destructive nature of pornography, equating it to a mind-altering drug.
  5. Path to Sobriety: Joining Sex Addicts Anonymous, Alex embraces the 12-step program, finding it transformative.

Reconnecting with Faith:

  1. Catholic Roots: Raised Catholic, Alex strayed during his teenage years but is now rediscovering his faith.
  2. Divine Control: He stresses the importance of surrendering to God’s will, finding peace in this surrender.
  3. Relevant Radio’s Role: Alex credits Relevant Radio, particularly stumbling upon it while avoiding negative influences, as a critical factor in his spiritual journey.

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Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at and on the Relevant Radio® app.