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“A Mess into the Best” God can make the best out of your mess! I hear our students here in Teen Challenge say to me all the time: “I would have never known God if it wasn’t for my addiction” “I would have never known how to truly live...

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...

To the addict, From Jesus… “A Letter From Jesus” To my beautiful child, I know you don’t think I know how you feel being an addict.  I know you think I don’t understand the pain you are going through, the emotions you feel and the thoughts that run...

Faith-Based One Year Program Vs. Secular 30-Day Program “10 Reasons” 1.It didn’t take you a month to become an addict and it won’t take you a month to get totally recovered from your addiction. It took me awhile to become a full blown addict and it took me over a...

I often get asked,” How did you come to start a Teen Challenge Ministry?”  I had been serving in my local church in support of my pastor.  I always felt that God was calling me to play a supportive role in a local church rather...

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...

Accountability can help you recognize things in yourself that you wouldn’t be able to see on your own, good or bad. My sisters in Christ always show me things I need to work on and tells me what areas I’m growing in, which helps me understand...

Attacks Will Come… *on good days *on bad days *on sunny and warm days *on cloudy and cold days *at home, at work and at school *during old age and in your childhood *they come in big storms and in misty rain showers No matter when or where the attacks come, what will...

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...