Jim Wahlberg created the film “What About The Kids” which reveals the effects of opioid addiction to a family and the younger generation. This film also highlights the role of faith in healing and recovery.
Movie creator Jim Wahlberg premiered a film titled “What About The Kids” on Tuesday night. The film highlights the dark and devastating effects of opioids on a family and the younger generation. Another highlight of the film is how faith in God plays an important role in healing and recovery.
The film follows the 8-year-old protagonist named Chloe, who was born into a family of drug addicts. Her parents were addicted to opioids. When her mother died of a drug overdose, Choe went to live with her grandparents. To be able to take on the responsibility, Chloe’s grandmother held on deeply to her faith.
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“What About The Kids” was born out of Jim’s own story of recovery from drug addiction.
“This is not stuff that I learned from a book, you know this is the stuff that I learned from my life,” Jim said. “I had what I like to refer to as a tough paper route. You know I got started, very, very young. I started to experiment with drugs and alcohol at a very, very young age and was out in the street. Now, we’re making films about addiction from a faithful perspective. This film is a story about a faithful family and their struggles.”
The executive director of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation testified that his faith and prayers to God played a huge role in his healing and recovery.
“My relationship with God is the priority,” he said. “I know if I make that first in my life, then there’s nothing I can’t do. I’ve tried recovery without God, and what I ended up [with] was no drinks, no drugs, no happiness, just miserable. I thought that the people around me that we’re talking about their relationship with God as it relates to their recovery were being disingenuous.”
After recovering from his dark past, Jim devoted his life to God.
“Until I made a commitment until I was dropped to my knees, it just wasn’t happening for me,” he continued. “Now I’m blessed to have the undeniable presence of God in my life.”
Reference: The Christian Post