Working toward being clean and sober with ‘Duct Tape and Grace’

Patrick Fisher, The New Prague Times

Timothy (Tim) Price relates how duct tape can be used to fix things, but for addiction something stronger is needed. He related his time to get clean and sober in stories and music during Duct Tape and Grace at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New Prague on Wednesday, Aug. 14. (Patrick Fisher photo)

With an instrumental version of “Amazing Grace” Timothy (Tim) Price began Duct Tape and Grace at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New Prague on Wednesday, Aug. 14.

Pastor Ben Hilding told the nearly 90 people gathered, “Tonight we are privileged to hear a story that is full of ups and downs, but resonates with each of us.”

Price detailed how he came through his time dealing with alcohol and drugs to where this year he is celebrating 25 years of being clean and sober.

He said that before he took his first hit or had his first shot he was predisposed, as his father was an alcoholic. He noted his dad was a smart man, but thought there was a softer way for him to deal with his alcoholism than giving up drinking. Price was very young when he began using substances and within two years he was at a state where he either wanted to be high or dead. “Misery has no age requirements,” he said. He went into treatment. “I wish I could say after treatment at 14 I went on to a wonderful life,” said Price, adding that he didn’t. He began using again as his life got worse.

During his detailing of what his life was like and how he finally got clean and sober, Price’s voice was thick with emotion. He explained......

To see more on this story pick up the print edition of the Septermber 5, 2019 New Prague Times. 



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