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The opioid crisis has reached alarming proportions in the United States. According to the CDC, 66 %  of all overdose-related deaths are caused by opioid use. More alarmingly, prescription opioid abuse accounts for almost $30 billion in healthcare costs each year. So, what is the solution...

Experts maintain that the United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. The CDC estimates that 72,000 individuals died from drug overdose deaths in 2017. Additionally, at least 130 people died every day from opioid-related overdoses that year. For you, much is at stake. Perhaps,...

  It seems like a pointless argument. Does it matter whether there is a difference between physical dependence and addiction? We won't argue that addiction is a complicated and life-altering experience.   Many people with addictive disorders are prone to relapses. However, others are merely dependent on chemical...

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,...

Ben's Story My name is Ben. I am 37 years old and from Pembroke, VA. I have 3 beautiful daughters: Jaiden (12), Jasmine (10) and Serenity (15 months). I grew up in a Christian home and was raised in Church. My grandfather was a pastor and...

Kailah’s Story  We encourage you to read Kailah's Story of transformation and how God is doing miracles in Kailah's life. Hello!  My name is Kailah and I’m 23 years old.  I have been in the program for 3 months now.  From the time I was 2 until...

We are honored to post our newest story of life transformation here at Shenandoah Valley Adult & Teen Challenge in Virginia.  We hope you enjoy Phillip's story on how God changed his life! Phillip's Story What is your first name? Phillip How long have you been in the program? I...

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...

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...