Olivia P.

Life growing up was an adventure. I was everywhere with no schedule, no consistency, very confusing and on and off. I got into a lot of trouble because I did what I wanted all the time and didn’t care if I blew my family off. My addiction started when I was twelve years old with cutting, then to drugs and alcohol. I would do anything I could get a hold of. I believe I used drugs and alcohol to numb the loud noise and feelings. I didn’t want to feel anything; I didn’t even want to care anymore. My dad and my addiction brought me to Teen Challenge as well as the desire to have my sanity back. I was going crazy and couldn’t take it anymore. Something had to give and I was ready for that to happen. I hope to gain a sense of stability while in the program as well as coping skills. I don’t want to be so reliant on things or people. I hope to restore communication and my relationship with God again because I feel it has been very absent for a while.