Never stop trying … it pays off with life –
Nov. 29, 2020 – Henry continued to use and would go on to fail more than 50 drug tests administered through Indiana Department of Child Services, who still allowed him to participate in supervised visits with his kids. Henry was placed in treatment and was 40 days clean when he was able to have a second visit with his kids. It was during that visit that his then 7-year-old son said something that brought him “out of the fog” of substance abuse.
“He said, ‘Dad, I’m done being bad. Can I come back home?’”
“This little kid, this little person blamed himself for being in foster care. He blamed himself for everything that I’ve done,” the father said. “For the first time in my life, I cried for someone other than myself. And that was the day that my path to recovery started.”
Henry would go on to attend Narcotics Anonymous and other therapeutic meetings, and lived at the Home with Hope, a facility in Lafayette that provides care often following primary treatment or detox for alcoholism and other drug addictions, for men and women age 18 and older. It was there where he met his wife Lori Henry, who Dock’s kids now call their mom.