We first met David Gust in 1998. He came highly recommended by someone we trusted as we were dealing with a son who had drug addiction issues. We are so thankful to have met David as he significantly impacted our family in such a positive way.
Recently, this December 2020, our son, who David worked with and counseled through his addiction, said that no one impacted his life like David did when it came to his drug addiction. My son’s actual words were “David saved my life”. What greater testimony can one have about someone in David’s profession?
To me, I saw as David’s key purpose for his work was to help the individual see the destruction their addiction was having on their life, and the impact it was having on the life of those who loved and cared for them. David not only helped our son see his drug addiction for what it was and where it was leading him, but he also educated us on how our son’s addiction were impacting us too, and how we could productively contribute to our son’s recovery versus enabling it, and how we could prevent it from destroying our lives.
We are so thankful for David’s untiring compassion, empathy, knowledge and wisdom on addiction. He was always there when we needed his insight and wisdom. The care he showed to our son and our family was an answer to our prayers, and such a healing and blessing to our son. We are forever grateful. We cannot recommend David highly enough.