Craig Svensson walks us through his son Eric’s painful journey with drugs and addiction. After taking several steps to stop Eric’s drug use, Craig and his wife continued to pray that Eric could be rescued from this downward spiral. He talks openly about the heartache involved in watching a son choose opposite values from you as he fell deeper into the abyss of addiction.
Dr. Craig K. Svensson is Dean Emeritus of Pharmacy and Professor of Medicinal Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology at Purdue University, as well as Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He has served as a Bible Teacher, interim preacher, a seminary board chair, a mission agency board chair, small group leader, and as a visiting seminary lecturer. He and his wife of thirty-six years live in West Lafayette, IN, where they serve with Faith Church. He is the author of When There Is No Cure: How to Thrive While Living with the Pain and Suffering of Chronic Illness and The Painful Path of a Prodigal: Biblical Help and Hope for Those Who Love the Wayward and Rebellious.