ARM - Adult Rehabilitation Ministry

ARM - Adult Rehabilitation Ministry

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I started out at an early age of 9 drinking beer, escalated to other things as I got older, my life was already spiraling down hill, my last drug was crack co***ne. Mom worked at night while my brothers and sisters call themselves watching me. I was having s*x and drinking got pregnant at 16 life was over as I knew it. I became homeless staying with all kind of guys. With my schemes I thought I had it all together got knocked in the head I just ran right into a wall, literally. That's how drunk I was I was knocked out lay there in the snow for God knows how long. I was then introduced to rock co***ne, that they call crack. My own brother turn me out. My mother thought it was my boyfriend I tried to explain to her it wasn't. She hated him, my 3rd baby daddy. You see by then I had 3 kids that was going through my addiction with me. They were kind of young and I kept them busy playing, reading or something just to keep them busy while I did my drugs. My family came and took my children before CPS did... but that didn't stop me, Ima do my drugs right, homeless, was still receiving that check though from Social Service, it was ona card so I didn't hafta worry bout no address, that's how I supported my habit for a while. When that check stop I started to pr******te... that's when I started going to jail. I had boyfriends while I was prostituting they didn't seem to care, they were homeless with me, long as I brought something back for them. I moved to Delaware into a Salvation Army got clean for a while, thought I was ready to leave that, huh.. with a man no doubt.. thought I had this thing called recovery, I stayed clean for at least 18 months. I was going to meetings and everything... trying to stay clean but of course I started tricking again, for money this time. I started sneaking crack into the house while my boyfriend was at work, one of the guys I was seeing was selling crack. Stop going to meetings.
We moved to Dallas Texas in 2000 I got pregnant my fourth child, yes I was still doing drugs and tricking, found some new stuff and things, okay did that for a little while until I had the baby thank God she look just like him and that's not funny. You know what I've been through hell and back... we had been living in a motel room and I acted like I was going to meetings and when I came back to the room he was getting high with some guy, I was like where's mine so that was the end of my" 18 months". He continued working to keep a roof over our heads as well as drugs in our system... evidently he didn't care about the baby I was carrying either...so my lil happy ass kept on smoking, drinking, and tricking till one day I got caught with the manager's boyfriend in their room...
Nevertheless we got put out pregnant and all. So we went to live with his cousin until I had the baby. Later I got an apartment on Section 8 lost it because of drugs tricking and other stuff that was going on. Police even was bringing me home. Until one day my husband because we got married in a shelter decided he and another guy wanted to beat up one of my tricks after I left the house. He called the police took my husband and my baby was taken CPS... Homeless again living wherever we could. I just kept going back and forth back and forth to jail... police they didn't want to see me on the street no more... I was going to see my daughter at CPS but I was still getting high so her aunt, his sister have full custody of my child she is now 19 and I am 58 it's been a long over 40 years God is Good!!!... God has showed me Grace I now have victory over my addiction I have been reunited with all of my children even though I still live in Texas. My oldest boy almost 40 is married my second child a daughter 35 live here with me in Texas for two yrs and now has her own place with four of her six children, my youngest boy 30 still in Baltimore with his father and my youngest daughter now 19 graduated last year and now works she is still with her aunt whom she calls mother...none even smoke or drink...imagine that...lol.... I am now a proud grandmother of 15 grandchildren including my now husband in which I've been married to for 10 years now coming up on 11 in Dec. we got together in 13 yrs ago in 2006 when my journey began with God head of my household.....
Amen

Now if I forgot to add some things I'll mention them when it comes to mind...
Thank you all for reading and your understanding❤❤❤❤ to God be the glory...
He is my Sponsor!!!
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CALLING ALL ALUMNI & ARM SUPPORTERS!

The 30th Anniversary Celebration begins on September 25! Join us on the following dates:
1.
9/25 @ 12 Noon - 30th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon @ the W Hotel
in downtown Dallas!
2.
9/27 @ 7:00 PM -All White Jazz Gala
@ Golden Gate Baptist Church
1101 Reverend CBT Smith St.!
3.
9/29 - Join us for Worship Celebration and the ARM/WARM Family Reunion Dinner!

We look forward to seeing you there!
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For more information on any of the events, or how you can participate/donate to ARM, contact Director Obie Bussey by email: [email protected]; by phone (214) 943-5010; or by US Mail - 1128 Rev. CBT Smith St. Dallas, TX 75203. You can also visit our website: https://www.armdallas.org/ !


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CALLING ALL ALUMNI & ARM SUPPORTERS!

The 30th Anniversary Celebration begins on September 25! Join us on the following dates:
1.
9/25 @ 12 Noon - 30th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon @ the W Hotel
in downtown Dallas!
2.
9/27 @ 7:00 PM -All White Jazz Gala
@ Golden Gate Baptist Church
1101 Reverend CBT Smith St.!
3.
9/29 - Join us for Worship Celebration and the ARM/WARM Family Reunion Dinner!

We look forward to seeing you there!
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For more information on any of the events, or how you can participate/donate to ARM, contact Director Obie Bussey by email: [email protected]; by phone (214) 943-5010; or by US Mail - 1128 Rev. CBT Smith St. Dallas, TX 75203. You can also visit our website: https://www.armdallas.org/ !

CALLING ALL ALUMNI & ARM SUPPORTERS!

The 30th Anniversary Celebration begins on September 25! Join us on the following dates:
1.
9/25 @ 12 Noon - 30th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon @ the W Hotel
in downtown Dallas!
2.
9/27 @ 7:00 PM -All White Jazz Gala
@ Golden Gate Baptist Church
1101 Reverend CBT Smith St.!
3.
9/29 - Join us for Worship Celebration and the ARM/WARM Family Reunion Dinner!

We look forward to seeing you there!
________________________________________
For more information on any of the events, or how you can participate/donate to ARM, contact Director Obie Bussey by email: [email protected]; by phone (214) 943-5010; or by US Mail - 1128 Rev. CBT Smith St. Dallas, TX 75203. You can also visit our website: https://www.armdallas.org/ !



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CALLING ALL ALUMNI & ARM SUPPORTERS!

The 30th Anniversary Celebration begins on September 25! Join us on the following dates:
1.
9/25 @ 12 Noon - 30th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon @ the W Hotel
in downtown Dallas!
2.
9/27 @ 7:00 PM -All White Jazz Gala
@ Golden Gate Baptist Church
1101 Reverend CBT Smith St.!
3.
9/29 - Join us for Worship Celebration and the ARM/WARM Family Reunion Dinner!

We look forward to seeing you there!
________________________________________
For more information on any of the events, or how you can participate/donate to ARM, contact Director Obie Bussey by email: [email protected]; by phone (214) 943-5010; or by US Mail - 1128 Rev. CBT Smith St. Dallas, TX 75203. You can also visit our website: https://www.armdallas.org/ !

We seek to evangelize and disciple chemically dependent people who will in turn, evangelize and disciple other men and women for the Kingdom of God.

The Adult Rehabilitation Ministry (ARM) is a 501(c)(3) organization that began in 1989 as part of the Outreach Ministry of the Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church to fill a need within the Dallas/Ft. Worth area to help individuals struggling with chemical abuse who were unable to help themselves. The late Pastor Emeritus C.B.T. Smith envisioned a ministry that would meet the needs of chemically

Operating as usual

06/16/2021
Photos from ARM - Adult Rehabilitation Ministry's post 06/16/2021

Quitting successfully requires a plan. Without a plan, you are unnecessarily prolonging your pain, as well as jeopardizing the entire quitting process.

06/16/2021

What is your definition of insanity?

Two minute video focusing on change. In the program of recovery they say we only have to change one thing and that’s everything.

[06/15/21]   Change is not always better, but better always requires change.

Photos from ARM - Adult Rehabilitation Ministry's post 06/14/2021

Covid vaccinations going on at the Golden Gate Baptist Church. Brothers in the program getting their vaccination shots. If you or someone you know needs to get vaccinated have them to come by they can register on site.

06/12/2021

We have to ask ourselves why do we keep allowing people to rent free space in our head.

We have to ask ourselves why do we keep allowing people to rent free space in our head.

06/12/2021

Testimony of perseverance.

06/11/2021

After 16 months ARM resumes in-person meetings. Look forward to seeing you all.

After 16 months ARM resumes in-person meetings. Look forward to seeing you all.

06/08/2021
06/07/2021

Gratitude is the key to Sobriety.

Gratitude is the key to Sobriety.

06/07/2021
06/04/2021

Just know if you’re struggling, you don’t have to use no matter what.

Just know if you’re struggling, you don’t have to use no matter what.

06/04/2021

We celebrate Clean time! Any day that a recovering addict is clean is a miracle.

We celebrate Clean time! Any day that a recovering addict is clean is a miracle.

05/31/2021

Always know where your true source of help comes from. My help comes from the Lord.

Always know where your true source of help comes from. My help comes from the Lord.

05/31/2021

Every now and then we all need a hug and reassurance that everything will be OK.

Every now and then we all need a hug and reassurance that everything will be OK.

05/30/2021

I am grateful that I don’t have to eat food that looks like this anymore. Being clean has been a wonderful gift.

I am grateful that I don’t have to eat food that looks like this anymore. Being clean has been a wonderful gift.

[05/30/21]   Bigger your prayer bigger your vision. Bigger your vision bigger your prayer.

05/28/2021
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Photos from ARM - Adult Rehabilitation Ministry's post 05/26/2021

Shunta B. graduating from the South Dallas Drug Court. She has an amazing story of transformation! She’s a manager on her job; she has her own place and she is gotten her daughter back. It has been a joy watching God work in her life.

[05/26/21]   Until you change your thinking, you will always repeat the same behavior.

05/26/2021

Beneath addiction is always pain and trauma. People with addiction issues have to deal with the pain and trauma, before the process of recovery can take place.

Beneath addiction is always pain and trauma. People with addiction issues have to deal with the pain and trauma, before the process of recovery can take place.

Photos from ARM - Adult Rehabilitation Ministry's post 05/25/2021

Pre-pandemic pictures. Coming soon social distance in person meetings, more information to come.

05/25/2021

Great movie, about addiction, codependency and enabling. Drug addiction is a family disease.

Great movie, about addiction, codependency and enabling. Drug addiction is a family disease.

05/25/2021
05/24/2021

Relapse and Recovery: like,share and comment

A preview of our upcoming discussion on relapse and recovery. Join us Saturday at noon on zoom meeting ID 925 541 8464 Relapse is never an accident.

05/24/2021

Live your life with purpose!

Live your life with purpose!

05/23/2021

Don’t let your attitude and behavior stop people from helping you.

Don’t let your attitude and behavior stop people from helping you.

05/23/2021
05/20/2021

Sometimes we have to be uncomfortable to reach our goals.

Sometimes we have to be uncomfortable to reach our goals.

Photos from ARM - Adult Rehabilitation Ministry's post 05/18/2021

Big shout out to Miko N. one of our graduates she had the opportunity to share her story at the commissioners court today.

05/17/2021
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What is your definition of insanity?
Relapse and Recovery: like,share and comment
Powerful story of transformation.
Happy Mother’s Day to the women of WARM
Hunter’s story. Like, share and comment.
Anger management. Like share and comment.
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Life skills classes: Like, share and comment.
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Testimonies of Graduates
Anger management log. Like share and comment.

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1128 Reverend CBT Smith St
Dallas, TX
75203

General information

Primary Care is a six-month comprehensive inpatient care program based on a Christ-Centered 12-Step Recovery curriculum. Primary Care incorporates intensive Bible Study, Job Readiness, Character Development and Life Management Skills components into its therapeutic recovery program. Outside activities are limited during the first four months of Primary Care treatment. Aftercare is an optional six-month program offered to participants who have successfully completed Primary Care. Aftercare provides men with the opportunity to slowly transition back into their communities. Relapse Intervention is designed for men who have suffered a relapse in their recovery after completing Primary Care. Relapse Intervention is a flexible term inpatient program which helps participants to assess the reasons for their relapse and reinforce skills gained during Primary Care treatment.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
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