Loneliness is often the driving factor that keeps people in addition, as they would do anything other than face the realities of their lives and the consequences of their actions. Therefore, as this video points out: “The path out of unhealthy bonds, is to form healthy bonds; to be connected to people you want to be present with.” Sometimes people just need to belong to something.

At Redemption Housing, we believe that homelessness, incarceration, and addiction are symptoms of the same disease: disconnection. We set ourselves apart from other recovery programs in our emphasis on community involvement. And through Barnabas House, we will invite those whom we have abandoned back into the community. 

This video is adapted from Johann Hari’s New York Times best-selling book ‘Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs,” and can be viewed on Youtube here.