After a lifelong battle with drug addiction and alcoholism, I finally surrendered to God on September 29, 2014. That was a miracle in itself, as I had plans to commit suicide earlier that day.
When I fell to my knees and cried out to God for help, a tangible peace flooded my bedroom. I felt a powerful presence surrounding me, and I knew this had to be the Jesus I learned about as a kid. In that very moment, it occurred to me that I had a problem with addiction and alcoholism. I looked up the nearest AA meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, and I literally ran there. That evening, I surrendered everything to God.
September 29, 2014. That's my sobriety date.
Life happened pretty fast after that. I got a job offer in Charlotte, NC, and I moved there to start a new life in sobriety. Still going to AA meetings every night, I developed a passion for helping others who struggle with addiction. Hope saves lives, and it's all about surrender.
I decided to devote the rest of my life to raising addiction awareness and helping others find freedom in Christ, and I founded CLTIVATE (pronounced "cul-ti-vate") in 2016. The "CLT" stands for Charlotte. I really had no clue this message would ever reach anyone outside of Charlotte, but apparently God had other plans ;)
I'm currently traveling the United States in a Sprinter van, raising addiction awareness, serving the homeless, and sharing the Gospel. Your support means the world to me - shop or donate below, and let's CULTIVATE THE FIGHT AGAINST ADDICTION!
-Zack Gudzan, Founder