Pacific Northwest Adult & Teen Challenge

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Can I maintain a job while in the program?
  • Can I bring my (dog, car, child, etc.)?
  • Can I smoke?
  • Can I continue to take medication (anti-anxiety, etc.)?
  • Can I communicate with my girlfriend/boyfriend/husband/wife/family?
  • How long is the program?
  • Do I have to stay all year?
  • Do you accept homosexuals?
  • What denomination is your organization?
  • How can I make my time in the program as successful as possible?
  • What should I bring with me?
Can I maintain a job while in the program?

No, but you will have an opportunity to participate in our vocational training which is a vital part of the program.  At our vocational training sites you will have the opportunity to apply what you are learning in the classroom, rebuild your work ethic, as well as learn transferrable job skills.

Can I bring my (dog, car, child, etc.)?

You cannot bring pets, automobiles, or electronics with you to the program. Upon request, we do have a list of items which are allowed.

Can I smoke?

No. Teen Challenge is a nicotine free program. We endeavor to help you break ties with all harmful substances.

Can I continue to take medication (anti-anxiety, etc.)?

Anti-anxiety, anti-depressants, as well as several other medications are prohibited.  We believe these medications may reinforce addictive behaviors and also mask the underlying causes of these behaviors.

Can I communicate with my girlfriend/boyfriend/husband/wife/family?

Communication while in the program is limited to immediate family only. We find that any communication outside of this can be a distraction and take your focus off of the program.

How long is the program?

Our Program is a minimum of 12 months long. We believe it takes a minimum of this long to develop a foundation and relationship with God as well restore your mind and body.

Do I have to stay all year?

Our program only works if you finish it. Our program was started in 1958 and over the years we have learned that recovery is a process, not an event. We have to understand that years of active using can not be fixed over a day, a week, or even a few months. Addicts (and all human beings) tend to want instant gratification and it is easy to get discouraged if a person doesn’t see results as soon as they would like too.

Do you accept homosexuals?

Yes, we do accept homosexuals. Our program’s policies are based on biblical principles. While in the program, our students are expected to focus on recovery and growth instead of sexual pursuit.

What denomination is your organization?

We were founded by the Assemblies of God and are considered a home mission by that church.

How can I make my time in the program as successful as possible?

In order to be successful in this program you should be teachable and open to God’s word. The power of Jesus Christ to transform is the key to success. Read, Pray and Obey every day.

What should I bring with me?

You are going to need a week’s worth of clothing as well as several collared shirts and dress slacks. Alarm clock “without radio” is suggested. Laundry soap as well as toiletries is provided by the student or his family. Electronic devices are not allowed.


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