Author: Justin Franich

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Amanda's Story We hope you enjoy our most recent testimony of transformation at our Shenandoah Valley Adult & Teen Challenge in Virginia.  Amanda is about to graduate our induction phase program and move into our 2nd phase women's home. 1.What’s your first name? Amanda 2.How long have you been...

The New Dangers of Using Heroin A typical heroin user is no longer easy to spot by needle "track-marks," as pure heroin available on the market today is sold as a white powder that can be snorted or smoked. According to the National Institute on Drug...

Heroin Addiction and the Dangers of Using Drugs What kind of life do you want to have in 5-10 years? Where do you want to live? What kind of car do you want to drive? What kind of work do you want to do? How are...

Faith Based Drug Rehab One of the greatest battles a woman can wage, is the battle against addiction. Without a strong foundation of faith and spirituality the challenge of overcoming addiction is very difficult. If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, it is...

It's a blessing to update new stories of lives that are being changed at Adult & Teen Challenge in Virginia.  We hope you enjoy Adam's story and we pray his story encourages you in someway. Adam's Story 1.What’s your first name? Adam 2.How long have you been in the...

Addiction Affects All of Us: How to Help a Recovering Addict Fear. Anger. Guilt. Uncertainty. Shame. Isolation. Helplessness. Family members grapple with similar feelings to those addicts themselves struggle with. Drugs barricade the connection between addict and loved one, fend off attempts to help, and instill toxicity. Recovering from addiction...

Isolation: one of the Many Dangers of Using Drugs   The phrase "died unexpectedly" appears to be gaining prevalence lately in young people's obituaries. Behind the tragic acknowledgement of an untimely death is a hidden connotation: drug overdose. The same stigma that discourages young people from finding support and...

The benefits of long term drug rehab program are many, beginning with how we identify those who participate. We do not call them clients or residents. We refer to them as students, because they learning a new way of living. We believe that through proper...

If you have a loved one that is an addict there are some incredible books and resources out there that can be valuable tools to help you as you walk through this journey. I want to recommend just 5 of those that might prove helpful...