Testimonials

Brady

Hi, I am Brady and I am a drug addict. Because of Soul’s Harbor, I have been sober since October 2013 – and I am getting my life back together.My story starts in Dallas, Texas. I was born and raised here. I went to Roosevelt High School in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas. I graduated and headed to college where I earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science at Prairie View A&M. I then headed off to Meharry Medical College in Nashville to receive a Doctorate in Dental Surgery.

My story starts in Dallas, Texas. I was born and raised here. I went to Roosevelt High School in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas. I graduated and headed to college where I earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science at Prairie View A&M. I then headed off to Meharry Medical College in Nashville to receive a Doctorate in Dental Surgery.

I was a dentist in Dallas and started making really good money. My drinking and smoking marijuana escalated because now, I had disposal income. This was a gateway into my “drug of choice” which is crack cocaine. Crack took over my life. As Brent said – Alcoholism and Drug Addiction is “The Great Eraser”. It erased my dental profession, my materials things, family relationships and finally hope. I found myself homeless and bumping from shelter to shelter. I even had a short stint at Soul’s Harbor in 2008, this was before Brent became executive director. At that time, there was no recovery program at Soul’s Harbor.
Then in the fall of 2013, I saw a full-page advertisement in the Dallas Morning News where the caterer, Eddie Deen. was touting Soul’s Harbor and it’s recovery program. I thought to myself that this must be a different Soul’s Harbor than I experienced in 2008. I called several times before I was finally admitted. I came into Soul’s Harbor with no clothes and little hope. I felt right away that I belonged. I felt safe and, after a few weeks became the Thrift Store Manager in Ennis. I graduated the 6-month program and went to a truck driving school and got my Commercial Drivers License. While I was driving the 18 wheeler, I got a call from a college that I interviewed with. I applied for a job to be a testing assistant in a local college. I landed that job and quit my truck driving job. I owe everything to Soul’s Harbor, from helping me get my drivers license and then my CDL, getting my warrants removed, helping me purchase my vehicle and furnishing my apartment. Recently, I was promoted to District Testing Coordinator at my job. The true blessing is getting reconnected with my family, especially my son who I have not seen in 13 years. He came from California to spend the weekend with me at the Texas State Fair. I owe it all to Soul’s Harbor for my new life.

Then in the fall of 2013, I saw a full-page advertisement in the Dallas Morning News where the caterer, Eddie Deen. was touting Soul’s Harbor and it’s recovery program. I thought to myself that this must be a different Soul’s Harbor than I experienced in 2008. I called several times before I was finally admitted. I came into Soul’s Harbor with no clothes and little hope. I felt right away that I belonged. I felt safe and, after a few weeks became the Thrift Store Manager in Ennis. I graduated the 6-month program and went to a truck driving school and got my Commercial Drivers License. While I was driving the 18 wheeler, I got a call from a college that I interviewed with. I applied for a job to be a testing assistant in a local college. I landed that job and quit my truck driving job. I owe everything to Soul’s Harbor, from helping me get my drivers license and then my CDL, getting my warrants removed, helping me purchase my vehicle and furnishing my apartment. Recently, I was promoted to District Testing Coordinator at my job. The true blessing is getting reconnected with my family, especially my son who I have not seen in 13 years. He came from California to spend the weekend with me at the Texas State Fair. I owe it all to Soul’s Harbor for my new life.

Thank you, Brent and Reggie. I now have a lot of hope and my future plan is to return to Dentistry.


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Soul’s Harbor, Inc.
13134 Nile Drive
Dallas, Texas 75253
972.286.1940
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