Jeff

My name is Jeff, and I am a student in Teen Challenge. I struggled my entire adult life with drug and alcohol addiction.

Reese

My name is Reese, and when I first came to Teen Challenge I thought that my life wasn’t that bad and that I just had a “little” slip up; it wasn’t that big of a deal.  I thought that I didn’t really have an issue with alcohol or anger and that my relationship with the Lord was okay.  But almost every night in my sedated mind, I cried out for the Lord to rescue me from this life of shame and guilt...

Robert

My name is Robert.  Before I came to Teen Challenge, my life was in total ruin.  My addiction to alcohol and drugs was so out of control that I know that I’m a miracle saved by the grace of God.  I have tried several secular and spiritual programs throughout my life in the past, but was not willing to accept the true fact that I was still trying to be in control of my life, what my feelings wanted and what my interests were. 

Data adapted from the Washington State Patrol and Washington State Toxicologist shows that in 2013, the percentage of total driving cases where the driver tested positive for Carboxy-THC, indicating recent use, rose 40%...

SAMHSA has published the 2013 Report on Underage Drinking Prevention and Reduction. This document supports what many Teen Challenge centers are repeatedly hearing during student intake sessions, alcohol is the most widely used substance of abuse...

A recent CADCA article discusses the International Journal of Drug Policy and its findings.

A new study published in the International Journal of Drug Policy by researchers affiliated with New York University’s Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR), finds large proportions of high school students normally at low risk for marijuana use (e.g., non-cigarette-smokers, religious students, those with friends who disapprove of use) reported intention to use marijuana if it were legal.

Teen Challenge works to share information about the dangers of drug use and abuse. There has been a great deal of media attention over the last few weeks regarding death due to heroin and other opioid use. It is important to continue the conversation around the dangers of opioid use and addiction and preventing opioid overdose.

Micah

Hi!  I’m Micah.  Let me just say what an honor it is to be here and to share with you how good God is.  Before I came to Teen Challenge, my life was on a downward spiral.  I was totally consumed with a life of sin and in bondage to many different things in life.  I have had such strong bondage that I burnt every bridge with everyone that has ever mattered most in my life.

Austin and Family

In May of 2010 my life was completely unmanageable.  I was on the verge of losing my job, my home, my freedom, and soon my life.  My life was consumed with alcohol. 

Daniel

I was born in Sacramento, California but grew up in the small town of Crescent City. Starting at the age of 17, I started experimenting with drugs. By 19 years old, my drug of choice was methadone. I struggled with with this addiction for the next 11 years...

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