Tune in each week as Shalom House — Australia’s toughest rehabilitation centre — founder and CEO Peter Lydon-James answers listener questions on 98five’s Mornings with Mike and via Facebook Live on their page.
This morning, Peter was asked about prison officers’ impact, and children who grow up in substance abuse families.
Question: I am becoming a prison officer this month and, as Pete has been in jail, can Christian prison officers make a difference?
Peter: They can actually, I spent most of my children from the age of nine up to 18 in prisons and institutions and if it wasn’t for a lot of the prison officers and workers within the prison, a lot of the seed that was sown in my heart is actually what got me where I am today… (Click on the video link for the full answer)
Question: Peter, all the supports are for recovering drug addicts and their families. Parents are exhausted, fearful and taking on responsibilities they shouldn’t. What advice would you have when the shoe is on the other foot, the adult who spent their childhood with parents who had substance abuse issues?
Peter: All of us as we live life are being programmed by the way mum is mum and dad is dad… (Click on the video link for the full answer)
Question: My 13 year old has been possibly exposed to alcohol in utero. I say possibly as there is no admission from the birth mum. I know that part of FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) is their highly addictive natures and already experiencing around food. Any suggestions to help pave his future while he is still under my roof and influence?
Peter: There’s a few, first the Bible says be anxious by nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication make your requests known to God… (Click on the video link for the full answer)
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