Joseph A.

I’ve been a middle-class, blue collar worker pretty much my entire life. I believe in hard work and good character. I would say that my addiction really began when I was in high school. Instead of focusing on classwork, I fell into drinking alcohol and smoking pot as much as I could. It initially started because I was curious about that type of lifestyle. However, heavy drinking stuck with me for years to follow. Before coming into Teen Challenge, I attempted to take my own life. It felt as if I could not live with alcohol or without it. By the grace of God, I am still here today. I am here at Teen Challenge to get close to the Lord, live at peace, restore broken relationships, and to live a life filled with joy and happiness. I know that comes only from walking in-step with the Lord.