When I was 4 years old my parents split up because my dad loved drugs more than us. I grew up really fast, and my mom had to work a lot to support my brother and myself. My Grandmother took great care of us until I was eleven years old. My mom was there as often as she could be but I still felt rejected and unloved. When my Grandmother could no longer make the 45 minute trip to watch us, I started to rebel, and started drinking and smoking just to fit in. I became promiscuous at the age of 9 years old, and began making out with boys.Learn More
Sibling Support during Addiction Recovery Anyone who grew up with siblings knows that the relationship between siblings is truly unique. One minute you can be at each other’s throats, and the next minute you can be laughing so hard that both of you have tears running down your faces. Siblings are unlike any other family member. When a sibling struggles with drug or alcohol addiction, a sibling is often one of the first people to realize something is going on. As a teen enters an addiction recovery program at Teen Challenge USA, the support and encouragement of a sibling can go a long way in aiding in their addiction recovery process.Learn More
Alcoholism Risk Factors Unfortunately, alcoholism and alcohol abuse is a problem for thousands of people all across the United States. For the last 60 years, we have worked to help those struggling with alcohol addiction break free from their addictions and find their identity in Christ. Alcoholism does not affect everyone, and there are certain factors that put a person more at risk than others of developing an alcohol abuse problem.Learn More
During this last year the Lord has helped me immensely. I am rebuilding my life in Christ. I graduated last month and will be entering Brooklyn Teen Challenge School of Ministry in October. Thank you for supporting Teen Challenge Wisconsin! Your support helps those struggling with addiction find freedom.
I was tired of getting high. I wanted to stop but didn’t know how. I decided to go to the Mental Health Complex because I knew it was a safe place where I could get help. There, a priest told me that Jesus was the only one that could help me. He told me about Teen Challenge.