Archive for February 2013



Hello, my name is Lisa.  I’m 45 years old and grew up in Houston, Texas.  I was not brought up as a Christian.  Intelligence and education were stressed as the most important things in life, so I became a very good student and had aspirations for myself.  At age 13 I was sexually assaulted.  I then became rebellious and started experimenting with drugs, which became a lifestyle for me.  By age 24 I started using heroin, which led to a 20-year-addiction and a lot of psychological problems.  All of my dreams faded away and I was dying in my addiction.  I lost my will to live and was completely broken.  I decided to go to Teen Challenge and after a few months I turned over everything to the Lord Jesus Christ.  My life has permanently changed.  I finally felt God’s presence.  I never wake up sad or depressed anymore.  I’m happy to be alive and I dedicate my life to Christ.

The following scripture is the most profound thing I have ever read: “He was pierced for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities.  The punishment that gave us peace was upon him.  By His wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:4

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Adult and Teen Challenge is the faith-based SOLUTION for the drug epidemic. The scope of Adult & 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.