Drug Addiction and Alcoholism GONE (Zack Gudzan’s Story)

Drug Addiction and Alcoholism GONE (Zack Gudzan’s Story)


hey welcome back to another accidentally
video hope you’re doing well we’re doing a video today with my friend Zack and
Zack lives in North Carolina apparently yeah Zack has a really
awesome story and he has some things that are similar like he’s been
traveling a lot and been living out this track but I kind of want him to share
his story with you because it’s really powerful it’s been a whole from the last
your Ridge on the sides huh I guess a starting point would be I just
celebrated four years of sobriety this past weekend and that’s a big part of my
story I spent pretty much my entire adult life struggling with addiction and
alcoholism and the Lord really delivered me from that four years ago so that’s
been part of my journey is just being really transparent about that story and
about the joy and hope and freedom that I have in the Lord today so I started
opening up with that story through social media and blog posts a lot and
started this nonprofit called cultivate kind of a platform to raise addiction
awareness and help people with what they’re battling so a lot of that
happens through social media and then I felt the Lord calling me last year to go
so that’s kind of a familiar theme with my story and Cody’s story for sure I
just felt it him calling me to go so I left everything behind my full-time job
my apartment here in Charlotte and hopped in my truck with my dog and set
out on a journey with no end date just just kind of with the mission of sharing
my story and sharing the gospel with every person I could Lord opened a lot
of doors all over the country started speaking in churches and treatment
centers and the Lord brought me all the way from Charlotte North Carolina to
places like Alabama Tennessee Arkansas all the way aljahmeir again
and I also fell in love with homeless outreach out there on the road living
out of my truck with my dog and kind of being homeless myself and experiencing
just a little bit of what they go through and not knowing where my next
meal is going to come from developed a real passion for reaching out to those
people as well so that’s been my heart and it just continues to evolve and the
Lord’s called me all the way back to Charlotte and we’re building an
addiction ministry out of a church here in Charlotte and just a lot of stuff
going on and the Lord has really just provided for me and I’m just as okay
today as I was on the day that I left so that’s that’s just proof that God has my
provider and I’m really glad that I said yes to the call in my heart and still
don’t fully know what that means but that’s faith right I was kind of getting
our truck ready and everything and I wondered is there anybody out there
who’s kind of doing something similar living out of their truck traveling with
no end destination in mind there was a connection through I think it was synced
culture that’s what got connected but I was able to find a few different people
who were doing something similar whether they’re living out of a van or something
but I really resonated with with Zacks story and kind of like the purpose
behind everything he’s doing and I just started following on
Instagram and it’s been really encouraging to have our trip going while
we’re meeting with our friends and family and meeting up with other
youtubers and other creators and having Zach’s content going your story going
and just being able to see that and be encouraged it’s been really cool just
having you and Taylor and chief here in town just being back here in Charlotte
and having a door to open to you guys because that’s what a lot of people have
done for me on the road for the past year so it’s it’s honestly just enough
monitor and a privilege to be able to do that for you and finally give back a
little bit of what’s been so freely given to me so it’s just cool to having
you here knowing you left everything behind on the other side of the country
and I felt probably a similar way as you do today when I was in Oregon
so it’s just really cool to have you guys here and I know you get it you or
somebody that you know is struggling with any type of addiction which in my
opinion we’re all addicted to something but specifically if it’s like alcohol or
drugs or you know something that it’s really kind of tearing their life apart
and they need help quick I would encourage you to connect them or connect
yourself with Zach’s content he has a website he has an Instagram he has a
number of other things and I’m gonna link all of that down below so you guys
can find it and just follow his journey it’s really encouraging so Zach I just
want to say thank you for your time thanks for being so hospitable to us
it’s been it’s fun to halt your journey I’m really
excited for you know what is next with you know it might be getting a van doing
some more traveling so I’m excited to see what’s going to happen so if you’re
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