Cody H.

Growing up, life was pretty difficult. I grew up in an abusive household and my father would abuse me physically, mentally, and emotionally. My addiction initially began at the age of 12. I began smoking marijuana drinking alcohol, and taking acid to alleviate the pain that my father inflicted upon me. I liked that these substances would numb the pain and distract me from the trauma that I was experiencing. Before coming into Teen Challenge, I moved out of my parents’ house and experienced problems with my girlfriend and eventually became homeless. I am here at Teen Challenge to permanently get off of drugs and to get to know God on a personal level. I hope to graduate the program and maybe even work for the ministry in some capacity.