Hana D.

I grew up in a normal happy family until my father passed away when I was 15 years old. Since then, my mother has tried her hardest to raise me and my brothers. I’ve been drinking on and off ever since I was 20 years old but I would say that my addiction actually began 3 years ago. I was using drugs and alcohol to help me sleep and to lessen my anxiety. When I get anxious, I start pulling my hair out. What brought me here to Teen Challenge Home of Hope was that I wanted a stronger relationship with God. I also wanted to have sobriety and find healthy ways I can ease my anxiety.