You said I’m worth what?

I recently went to visit my son and his wife. I was looking forward to some relaxing birding with my wife, but instead I got two feet of snow and spent time snowblowing my son’s driveway. I found myself asking a question. I realized that part of who I defined myself...
Who Are YOU?

Who Are YOU?

Who am I? I believe this one question haunts all of us. Some may say the struggle to find ourselves starts when we are born. Others say it starts when we enter Junior or Senior high school. Many still struggle with this question as adults. Some go through life finding...

Are YOU Special?

All of us have asked this question during our lives. I was talking to someone about this topic today. I asked them what does it mean to be special? They answered by saying we have a special talent or gift that makes us different from everyone else. I thought that’s a...

Welcome

Welcome to the Hope in the Madness Blog! I am Gary Ackert, the author of Hope in the Madness. I struggled with addiction most of my life and have worked with many who have also struggled with addiction. I have experienced many things during my journey. Some positive,...