The First Week
An extremely important milestone to celebrate when going through an addiction recoveryprogram is the first week that you are free from your addiction. While it might not seem like a huge triumph, going an entire seven days without drugs, alcohol, or whatever other addiction you may be struggling with is a huge deal. It will be difficult, as your body tries to compensate for the lack of a substance that it has gotten used to. But surviving that entire week means that you can survive another week, and another week…and soon a month…and then you are years free from your addiction.
Learning to Say No
The next big little milestone that you experience in your alcohol recovery journey is when you learn to say no. Temptation is a constant thing and it will be a battle throughout your life in your addiction recovery journey. The first time you truly learn to say no to that addiction is the first step in breaking that control over your life. The first time you say no is the first time that you take your life back in your control. Recognize that success and allow yourself to feel proud of the small things.
Finding Your Identity in Christ
As a Christian recovery center, one of our main goals at Adult and Teen Challenge Wisconsin is to show our students the love of God and help them develop a relationship with Him and learn their identity in Christ. While most people may believe that understanding your identity will be this huge life-stopping moment complete with fanfare and a light descending down from the heavens, oftentimes it’s just a simple revelation that changes your life forever. When you grab ahold of your identity in Christ, your life will never be the same.
Addiction Recovery with Adult and Teen Challenge Wisconsin
If you or someone you know is in need of addiction recovery services, Adult and Teen Challenge Wisconsin can help. For more information please contact Adult and Teen Challenge Wisconsin today to start your journey to addiction recovery at 414-748-HELP(4357) or email at Intake@teenchallengeonline.com.
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.
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.