Author: Justin Franich

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People with substance abuse disorders suffer in many ways. They endure failing health and disruptions in personal relationships. Often, they lose their jobs and struggle to make ends meet. Many who engage in the risky use of substances become homeless and are alienated from their families....

Could there be something greater than winning a million dollars? What about the likelihood of finding something better than a treasure chest full of gold under your house? Would it be possible to think of anything greater than being granted endless health forever? Some people may say no....

If you had to guess what the two hardest words for a recovering addict are, what would you say? I’ll give you a hint. It’s not bar and room. It’s not old and friends. It’s not even drugs and alcohol. The two most difficult words a recovering...

My name is Crystal, I'm 31, from the Outer Banks of North Carolina and a mother of two wonderful children. The devil started his attacks of self-doubt at a young age. I had low self-esteem, did not feel accepted and was told I had anxiety and depression...

My name is Seth, I’m 27 and I am from Greensboro, North Carolina. I grew up in the church and my father was a pastor. My childhood was a relatively good one. I enjoyed church for the most part, but many times it seemed more...

Kailah's Story My name is Kailah Temperance Lewin.  I’m 24 years old, born in Trenton, New Jersey but grew up in Virginia.  This is my story.  This life I have been given could be seen as many things.  Some people may even say unfair, tragic, broken,...

Brad's Story My name is Brad.  I’m 20 years old and from Warrenton, VA.  Prior to coming to Teen Challenge I always thought that I could do what I was supposed to do and do what I wanted to do at the sam time and still...

Amos's Story My name is Amos and I am a 37 year old “addict” working towards a better life through the Lord Jesus Christ. I am always hoping and praying for that better future, but I seem to catch myself being stuck in the darkness a...

Join us on this historic day of giving as we’re raising $30,000 to put hope within reach of men and women battling addiction in the Shenandoah Valley. Your Investment is an Investment in a Changed Life. Our work centers on 2 primary areas: • Helping the Addict Through Residential...

How to Renew Your Hope After Losing It: Part Two 3 Practical Applications Hope is so important to human life. Along with faith and love, it is the oxygen of the human soul. With it, we can overcome any obstacle. Without it, even simple tasks in life...