Archive for October 2011

Drew Cook

Drew Cook

Hello.  My name is Drew.  Before coming to Teen Challenge I struggled to control of my life.  For years I had fought against what I knew God wanted for my life.  Coming to Teen Challenge has given me the opportunity to give up control to God, and further […]

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Jonathan McIntosh

Jonathan McIntosh

Jonathan McIntosh, Student I grew up in a loving Christian home, but never had a personal relationship with God. I made good grades, did my chores, and obeyed my parents. Everything shifted during the summer before 9th grade. I gravitated toward the wrong group of friends, tasted my […]

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Kendall Putnam

Kendall Putnam

Kendall Putnam, Student I was sexually abused as a child and my parents were unaware. I grew up feeling shameful, disgusting, alone, and unworthy of love. I hated myself. I blamed my dad and felt he should have been there for me to protect me. I went […]

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Judith

Judith

Judith, Student Most of my life has been spent living as a victim and a slave to sin. Just like so many others, I came from a dysfunctional family. My lineage consists of addicts and alcoholics. I was sexually abused throughout my childhood years. I grew into […]

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Chris Blier

Chris Blier

Chris Blier, Student Because I watched my grandfather die, I felt justified not getting close enough to be hurt again.  Because my dad left I was justified to hate him.  Always being the poor kid, picked on in school, justified my feelings of worthlessness…which justified filling that […]

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Changed Life

Changed Life

I used to have a front desk job answering phones.  I started to have an ache in my head.  Doctors told me that I had a brain tumor, so I had surgery the next day.  When they tried to wake me up, I was incoherent.  Then they […]

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Brandon Tull

Brandon Tull

Brandon Tull, Alumni Since I graduated from Teen Challenge of Texas – Azle Men’s campus, my life is very different from the way it was before. I am no longer chained to alcohol, drugs or even nicotine. Perhaps the biggest difference is my reliance on God in […]

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Christopher Shanks

Christopher Shanks

Christopher Shanks, Student I grew up in an ordinary Christian home. I was always in church and Sunday School and I never had any trouble when it came to school. When I turned 18, I went on Myspace and a girl said that I was her half-brother. I […]

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Callie

Callie

Callie, Alumni A year ago I was lost. I had no direction in life, no meaning. The life I knew was failing me. The things I loved to do became useless. I had begun selling myself to support my addiction. Accepting nothing but abuse my whole life, […]

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Melinda

Melinda

Melinda, Student I grew up in a very blessed home, with parents who loved and supported me. When I left for college I rebelled. I wanted to be accepted so badly that I did anything to fit in. My priorities went down the drain and I failed […]

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About Us

Teen Challenge is the faith-based SOLUTION for the drug epidemic. The scope of Teen Challenge has grown over the years, and now serves adults as well as teenagers. There are over 200 Teen Challenge campuses in the United States, and over 1000 centers world wide in over 80 countries, which provide Christian recovery services to individuals of every age and social background. Typically, these services are long-term residential recovery centers which provide a life-encompassing environment through which the participant is able to change their lifestyle and develop a plan for a future free from addiction.