Lance Lucas Jr.
This is Lance and we are very proud of him. Let's show him some love, support and encouragement for continued success in his new life of Recovery.
Lance has an energy about him that carries deep humble characteristics. It can't be explained, it can only be felt when in the presence of it.
It's awesome Lance, and we are very grateful that you have become part of the Skook Recovers Project! Keep inspiring my friend!
Q: Could you briefly tell us about yourself?
A: My name is Lance Lucas jr. I am 30 years old, originally from the Pine Grove area, but I am now residing in Tower City. I have a 5 year old son that I am extremely proud of, and a great family. I am a laborer for a masonry company in Harrisburg and I love my job.
Q: What was your drug of choice?
A: my drug of choice was meth
Q: What is your sobriety date?.
A: I started using when I was 19 and used for 10 years straight. I haven't used since March 29th of 2014
Q: Looking back, was there a turning point during your active addiction?
A: The turning point was when I lost my family and job due to my addiction
Q: What is a slogan that best expresses your current point of view in recovery?
A: Romans 6:21 says "what fruit did u have then in things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death"
Q: What are some daily practices and key aspects in your life that assist you in your recovery?
A: I have a very supportive family who keeps me motivated. Whenever I am feeling tempted, I turn to God
Q: As a person in recovery, do you have any advice you could offer to someone looking to get clean?
A: I am a September 2015 graduate of Teen Challenge. It is a great program and tool that God used to change my life. From my own experiences, nothing else worked for me.
Q: Addiction is affecting hundreds in Schuylkill County and abroad. It's very saddening. Any advice to people trying to help their loved ones to seek help?
A: Don't enable the person with the problem. Loved ones of the addict need to take a step back, while still showing that they want the addict to get help, but really need to take a look at how they may be enabling the addict. By nature, someone addicted to drugs develops a way to manipulate people to get what they want. Loved ones have got to look closely for this.
Q: Why are projects like "The Skook Recovers" important in this day and age?
A: Projects like The Skook Recovers are important because these are people that have been through the hell of addiction and are willing to talk about it. Most people in recovery are ashamed to talk about their addiction. But what they don't realize is that there story could be the turning point inside the cloudy mindset of someone that is stuck in active addiction.
Q: Could you tell us about the good things that your new life in recovery has brought to you and/or improved, including what you are grateful for?
A: Since overcoming my addiction, I have experienced restoration with my family, I can now experience what it's really like to be a father to my son. It's a blessing all the way around, there is a sense of feeling free because I am know longer wrapped up in the bondage of doing whatever I had to do to get my next fix.
Q: Anything else you would like to add and/or people you would like to thank?
A: First and foremost I owe my Lord and Savior everything, because if not for God I wouldn't be where I am today. I'd like to thank my family for being as supportive as they have been throughout my whole recovery process. I would also like to thank Travis Snyder for getting me involved with such a great program and giving me a chance to give back or hopefully have the chance to help someone that is in the dark place that I was once in.