Lisa N.

Growing up was hard and scary. My dad was an alcoholic and I didn’t have my mother because she passed away when I was 2 1/2 years old. We were homeless most of the time. My addiction began around 2015 although I did drink some before that, but it was never really crazy or out of my control. I was with a very abusive man. He shattered the left side of my face and broke four of my ribs. Drinking made it easier to cope with mentally. I came to Teen Challenge to stop drinking and gain a relationship with God. I hope to get my life back. I would like to be a productive member of society again and have a solid foundation with God.