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Car accidents, prison, I seemed bent on self destruction.


At 15, I started using drugs and alcohol to distract myself from the problems of life… But in reality, drugs and alcohol only multiplied my problems. My twenties remain a blur to me today. When an abusive relationship left me in a coma, expected to die, for over a week, I woke up knowing that I was not only physically broken, but emotionally and spiritually bankrupt as well. My sister introduced me to North Dakota Teen Challenge, and as soon as I was able to walk, my mother and sister brought me here. Since coming to Teen Challenge last fall, I’ve experienced God’s love in ways I had never thought possible. My relationships with my mother and sister have been restored. I’m learning to face my life with truth and hope, rather than hide myself behind temporary relationships and addictions.


By the time that I was 18 I had quit school and had been involved in selling meth for about 4 years. It just got worse from there… Car accidents, prison, I seemed bent on self destruction. But God did not want me to die – He made me to be alive with Him. He brought me out of prison to NDTC. Now I have a future again, and I am actually excited to be a part of my family again! I now look forward to each new day and how I can serve God and my fellow man.

North Dakota Teen Challenge is a faith-based residential recovery program for people battling with drug and alcohol problems. Adults, ages 18 and over, from every ethnic, socio-economic, and religious background are welcomed with open arms as they embark on their new life.