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Faith Based Drug Rehab One of the greatest battles a woman can wage, is the battle against addiction. Without a strong foundation of faith and spirituality the challenge of overcoming addiction is very difficult. If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, it is...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...