We tend to use the term “addiction” very loosely in society today. People claim that they are addicted to all sorts of things – cell phones, Netflix, chocolate, friends, relationships, pets, or tattoos to name a few. You name it – there is someone, somewhere who has claimed to be addicted! Because the term is used so frequently, we often think that we have a good understanding of what addiction is and what it entails. When it comes to drug addiction or alcoholism, however, it helps to have a specific understanding of what exactly addiction means.Learn More
My name is Amy and I was raised in a loving home in central Wisconsin. I had a semi-religious upbringing, but by the time I was about 10 yrs. old, we had stopped going to church. For as long as I can remember, I was very rebellious and despite my parents’ attempts to discipline me. In time, my parents became consumed with the business of life and earning a living to support our family. In time our family began to deteriorate.Learn More
My name is Natalie and I’m 20 years old. I am proud to say I have found God, and there is no going back for me. Over one year ago I came into the program, a completely broken and lost soul. I had tried everything that the world had to offer me, explored every religion, but I was still left empty. I was facing prison time.
My name is Grace and I am 25 years old. I was born and raised in the south side of Chicago. My parents got divorced when I was 12 years old and it really affected me. I was very upset and sad that I had to be in the middle of my parent’s separation. As I got older I continued to carry this anger and darkness that followed me.