Church Helps Addicts Heal: Monte Payne
Monte Payne pulls from personal pain and experience when he counsels men and women battling addiction. "A lot of the counseling that we do here like helping with jobs, helping with finances, helping with parenting, would seem real simplistic to the average American but they didn't lose ten or fifteen years of their life in drug addiction," says Payne. It took more than one try for Payne to stay clean but he finally found peace and sobriety with help from Theressa Hoover United Methodist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. Payne is now a homeowner, an active parent to his teenage son, and a mentor to others trying to turn their lives around too.