Dean awakens to his new life, free from drugs.
"Who'd have thought my life would turn out the way it has? For 10 miserable years, I was addicted to heroin and crack cocaine. I couldn't change no matter how much I tried.
There were many painful experiences. I got so desperate that I even attempted to smuggle... thinking that at the worst I would either earn enough money to go into rehab or get put into prison and get off drugs that way. I tried to commit suicide several times.
My hopelessness brought me to ask myself 'Is there a God?' If so surely he could put my life back together again.
I searched for God in many avenues but still I remained a drug addict. I was contemplating suicide again when something incredible happened.
My mum's friend, Paula, had a dream I was in a coffin and she drove from Newport to Coventry to find me.
Paula is a Christian and revealed that Jesus could change my life. She prayed with me and I felt an enormous sense of relief. At my lowest point God came knocking at the door. Paula invited me to live with her family; I received Jesus in my life and began what feels to me like a personal relationship with him, not a distant religion.
God has brought me peace that I have never encountered before.
I have a new outlook in life and work with Teen Challenge helping other addicts and teaching children in schools about the dangers of drugs.
On my wedding day with my lovely wife I knew I was changed forever. Now I believe in miracles.
Thank you, Jesus, for setting me free."