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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...

“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...

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...

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...