IS THERE HOPE? CAN A PERSON STRUGGLING WITH ADDICTIONS REALLY OVERCOME? Addiction is an ever-increasing dilemma in societies across the world. The Raw Truth takes you on a journey into the life of an addict to the redeeming work completed through Jesus Christ. Often times an addiction can be directly connected to learned thinking and behavior in childhood. In the Raw Truth, the reader will be provided a truth that addiction is often time the result of a generational inheritance of faulty thought and immoral persuasion. These lead an individual into the chokehold of addiction. Addiction will only be defeated when family values increase above the ignorance of godlessness, into a life surrendered to Jesus Christ. David Kern is the lead pastor of Vitality Church serving Lake County, Ohio. In addition, David is the Director of Rock Community Outreach; a faith based life-coaching outreach. David has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology Christian Counseling from the School of Behavioral Sciences, Liberty University. David and his wife Ronda, enjoy spending time with their children and being active in bringing hope to the hopeless.