In honor of National Addiction Recovery Month, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as “the Mormon Church”) recently released a series of videoshighlighting the struggles and triumphs of individuals fighting addiction.

But these aren’t your typical church videos. The LDS Church, to its everlasting credit, isn’t holding back — they are making a concerted effort to tackle addiction head-on. These videos are real, honest, raw, and in some cases, quite heartbreaking. 

The videos, which align with the Church’s 12-Step Addiction Recovery Program, openly address addictions related to drugsalcoholfood, and sex and even goes so far as to actually depict scenes of drug abuse.

And lest you think these are all just “pray-to-Jesus-until-the-addiction-goes-away” videos, the Mormon Church released a second series of videos and resources that complements their material and one video offering scientific insight as to how the brain functions when it is addicted.

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