Addiction for me began at an early age. I was ten years old the first time that I experimented with drugs. I grew up in a dysfunctional home with lots of alcohol, drugs, verbal, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. The use of drugs like crystal meth ended up putting me in a mental health institution. I came to Teen Challenge to get close to God, rid myself of the addiction, pain, and anger I had caused myself. I have hope and desire to become the man that God wants me to be for my son and others.