His Grace: Drug Addiction and the Loss of a Loved One


His Grace, a video series released by the Mormon Channel, has posted a new video dealing with drug addictions and losses of loved ones.

The Beard family, who are featured in this video, lost their oldest son, Mikey, to a heroine overdose.Mikey had been struggling with his drug addiction for years and when he overdosed on Mother’s Day, decided that his addiction needed to stop.

After being clean for a year, Mikey tried heroine again which led to his demise.

Mikey’s parents tell his story and how his addiction wasn’t unique, as everyone experiences trials. They go on to say that through God’s grace, they have been able to heal and find peace and comfort while dealing with the loss of their son.

According to the Mormon Channel, 

This series is full of inspiring messages like this one from the Beard family, and others who have overcome serious challenges with the help of the Savior. The video series covers stories such as dealing with the loss of a loved one, battling addictions, and overcoming emotional disorders, showing that Christ has the ability to heal and comfort us through anything.

This episode is the first in the series, and to see future episodes, please visit mormonchannel.org.

Natalie New is a writer and intern for LDS.net and a current English student at BYU-Idaho. She was born and raised in an LDS home and has attending two Mormon universities up to this point. Natalie has also held a variety of Church callings and has had unique experiences, giving her a unique outlook on life. You can contact Natalie via email.