My Name is Cody McMurry and I am 41 years old. I was only 12 when I first started using drugs, with my mother. She taught me how to sell drugs at a young age, and I began to live that lifestyle. I did not even know it was bad, because it was how I was taught to live. I only used marijuana, until I was a teen. At 16, I began to drink and use methamphetamines, as well as the usual, “other drugs”. I stayed on that path of destruction over the next 28 years. I was in and out of prison. I crushed every relationship, from my wife and children, to anyone else who loved me. Addiction had created a hard-hearted monster in me! At 39 years of age, I came to the Hope House, a broken soul. I had a born-again experience and truly found the Lord. He began restoration in all of my relationships, teaching me “His” ways, and training me up in discipleship, that I could begin helping other men who have walked in my shoes. I thank God for His Grace and Mercy. I thank Him for teaching me how to forgive myself and others, that I might be forgiven.