How was your childhood and adolescence?
R.F: The first time I ever tried smoking a cigarette was at school with friends, and since it didn’t seem so bad before I also tried marijuana, to my surprise it gave me that light breeze feeling.
Unfortunately what was meant to be just one go became my worst nightmare before I knew it I was consuming all types of drugs such as cocaine, glue, crack and many others.
It gave me a sense of euphoria or power. It was as if I had all the pleasures that the world can offer.
Due to the drugs and the money I made through trafficking, I always had women by my side; some were from brothels, single, married and escorts.
I never forget when I turned 19, I decided to leave my current hometown, sell my motorbike and move in with my uncle sadly every penny I had received from selling my motorbike was spent on crack, which I smoked the entire day.
What happened when your parents discovered that you were addicted?
R.F: My parents were despaired and wanted me to come home. They couldn’t believe it, because when I was around them I was a “really nice guy”.
In the meantime, I was invited to go to the UCKG HelpCentre, where I found out what was responsible for my drug addiction and destruction in my life, which was surrounded by anxiety, fear and depression.
How did you change?
R.F: When I attended the meetings at the UCKG HelpCentre, I understood and became aware of the negative energies that are around in this world and with the advise given to me, I still had to make the right decisions and put my foot down, whenever the urge spoke louder than my thoughts within a month I remember closing my eyes and saying“ I will never disappoint you God”.
On that very same day a so-called friend came with a bag of crack, I told him I didn’t want to do it, but he persisted convincing me that I should start tomorrow. I simply told him I found someone who is stronger than crack and from that say I started my journey to becoming a new man.
I remember as if it was yesterday, that urge and those thoughts would come every half an hour, at times I would stay 3 days without sleep fighting that pleasure that would beg me to take it back.
But with much effort and the help from God, I was able to make it.
Today, I help others do the same through the Addiction Cleansing Therapy (ACT) sessions. I dedicate myself, body and soul, to helping those who, don’t just want to break free from addictions – like I did some years back, but to be cleansed from any negative situation.”
That is why on Easter Sunday, 27th March at 3pm, Bp. Roger Formigoni will be flying all the way from South America on an exclusive visit to the United Kingdom, to share the secret of how he beat his addiction to a number of substances, and how any addict or person carrying the burden of negative oppression, can GET CLEAN!
Discover why the former drug addict believes there is a cure for addiction, in this once in a lifetime seminar to Get Clean! At the Rainbow Theatre.