Shannon listened as the counselor talked to her mother. He explained that kids involved with cults have a very low recovery rate. Add anorexia, depression, cutting, and substance abuse, and Shannon was quickly labeled a lost cause. Be prepared, the counselor told Shannon's mother. You may lose your daughter. There are no lost causes Chains Be Broken is Shannon's story, told in her own words. Maybe it is your story too, or the story of a child or loved one. The details of Shannon's spiral into the depths of darkness are not for the faint-of-heart- yet her story is full of hope and the power of God to break even the strongest chains that surround a young person's heart.