Author: Justin Franich

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Finding the Right Anchor When your loved one is battling addiction, you feel every up, you feel every down, you feel the highs, the lows, you celebrate every victory, and you mourn every defeat. The reality is you get left feeling tossed about not really certain...

What are some effective ways to stop drinking? The first step for anyone that is ready to stop drinking is to come to a self-realization that drinking has had a negative impact on their lives. Often times we haven’t yet come to a place where we...

Amanda's Story My name is Amanda and this is my story.  I’m 20 years old and from Charleston, South Carolina.  I grew up in a wonderful family.  We always went to church but I never had a relationship with God.  I was a good kid in...

Melanie's Story My name is Melanie Davis.  I was born in Lagrange, IN and I am 29 years young.  This is my story...

My name is Marlyn Molina.  I’m 28 years old, born and raised in PG County, MD and this is my story.  I am a mother of four wonderful, spunky children; Hope (10), Faith (8), Gregory (7), Frankie-Love (2).  From the age of 8 to 14...

Hello, my name is Rachel and this is my story.  I am 22 years old from Richeyville, PA.  Growing up I was very close with my family.  We occasionally attended church.  I was a good kid in school.  I never got in trouble, I was...

Kim's Story Hi, my name is Kimberly Brooks and I am 30 years old from Stafford, VA.  My story begins when I started using at 12 years old.  It started out with just marijuana.  When I got to high school I started experimenting with all types...

This can be such a hopeful and stressful time in your life. You’ve possibly had quite a few conversations in the past with your loved one about finally getting help. Some have gone terrible and ended in arguments and others have shown glimmers of hope....

Adam's Story My name is Adam Wiles.  I am from Gainesville, Virginia.  I am 26 years old and I have been saved by the Blood of Jesus Christ.  Before I came to Teen Challenge I was a complete mess.  I lived my life one high at...

Victoria's Story Hello!  My name is Victoria Gulledge.  I’m from Stafford, VA.  I grew up going to church, absolutely loved it and loved God.  I wanted to be involved with everything I could be.  My church I went to became very judgmental and everything that went...