Elyjah S.

My parents were separated at a young age and by the age of six I had been molested by two different women. For me addiction began when I was young. By 14 I was already smoking, drinking and popping pills. My early adult life consisted of intravenous drug use and addiction to meth and heroin. Struggling in life, my marriage was also suffering. Near overdose while driving my wife’s vehicle, I lost control and crashed it. Drugs nearly took me out! Facing almost 4 years in prison, I came to Teen Challenge to make a change. My hope is to learn life skills that will help me to be a godly husband and father. I want to grow closer to Jesus and learn how to turn to the Lord and rely on him for everything.