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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...

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...

Effects of Drug Abuse Drug abuse not only affects us physiologically, psychologically, but socially as well. Common effects of drug abuse on the body include sleep changes decreased memory and cognitive abilities. Abnormal vital signs like respiration, [1] increased heart rate and high blood pressure, chest or lung pain, nausea [thrive_leads id='1914'] vomiting diarrhea, stomach pain. Skin can...

Forbidden Love *Forbidden love… Loving someone or something you can’t have… Craving what you can’t have… As recovered addicts, even when we get clean and sober, it’s very hard to let go of certain intimate relationships from our past.  We still crave that relationship we were in during our...

God Has Your Family Let me start off this blog by telling you some things that I’ve seen from being in my addiction and then coming into the Teen Challenge program, living with other students who struggle with being away from their family. In our addiction: We...

Out of the Heart: The Recovering Heart “But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these things defile a man. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, and slander.” Matthew 15:18-19 Sobriety is more...

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...

Problems Never Leave To start off this blog, let me give you a short testimony… My problems definitely haven't left.  I never had so many people die around me in my whole life than I have in my short couple years in Teen Challenge. Death has definitely...

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