Teen Challenge Testimonials

Mary Beth

I am NOT an alcoholic nor am I a drug addict! 6 years ago I couldn't say that. 39 years of my life were plagued with wrong decisions, and major drug and alcohol addiction. I lost everything I held dear, including my children. I was homeless and miserable, and begged God to let me die. God doesn't always give us what we ask for.                

At Teen Challenge I learned to take responsibility for my actions and not to hide from life through drugs and alcohol. I will always be grateful to the ministry of Teen Challenge, but also to those who have prayed and supported Teen Challenge. 


Addiction came in many forms in my life -- drugs, alcohol, and men. At 16 I became a meth addict, and at 20, a full-blown alcoholic. At Teen Challenge God has taught me the true definition of love. For the first time in my life I have hope!


I am so thankful for the attention and love that was poured out on me while I was in the Teen Challenge Program. I could never fully put into words the impact that God has allowed it to have upon my life. Since completion, I have re-established a relationship with my nine year old son, married a wonderful woman, and rejoiced in the birth of our beautiful daughter.


"Teen Challenge saved my son and my whole family in the process. I will praise God everyday for Teen Challenge. Written by a former atheist."


"I was taken to Teen challenge at 19 yrs old beaten down ... from life. And now through God's grace, my relationship with Him and other loved ones in my life, I have a purpose to live!"


"Great place to go if you want to be delivered, and experience the power of God. I can testify; I am a graduate of Teen Challenge ..."


"This is a significantly successful ministry, assisting people to get free of drug & substance abuse!"


"Is a great faith-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre for men and women to be able to return to society as responsible citizens."


"Teen Challenge saved my husband's life!!!! God restores broken lives thru this program and I am forever grateful!!!!"


"I've seen the lifechanges. It's the real deal."


"Teen Challenge also helps adults not just teens. It is a Christian recovery program that has helped so many people. They have centers located all over our country."


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