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The prodigal son is a story of my life of faith to drug abuse to faith. Highlighted in the story is the devastation of my choice to turn away from a loving God. It is a journey of the consequences and victory of a 22-year heroin addict who was saved by God's mercy and grace. This book also encourages the families of addicts and gives insight into how the families struggle with a loved one caught in the chains of addiction. Elvin Colon was born in 1964 in Bristol Pennsylvania. Elvin has 4 children and is currently active in youth ministry in his church. Elvin has 10 siblings and his mother and father are still living and have been married for 54 years. Elvin is currently in school with the national Christian counselors association and wants to become a pastor. Elvin wants to dedicate the remainder of his life to spreading the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior. Elvin currently resides with his wife Laura in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Laura and Elvin have been together for 8 years and were married in the church where they met.