Ricardo M.

My life growing up was a good one. I was blessed to be born into a family of five, including myself, and I am the youngest with an older brother and an older sister. I had both of my parents and they were close to each other. It wasn’t until I was around 7 years old that things started to change around me and my parents started to fight a lot. My dad would drink too much, and began to do damage. Personally, I don’t have any drug or alcohol addictions, but I’ve dealt with other things that have affected my life that caused me pain and heartbreak, even to the point of desiring to be someone else. My circumstances at the time led me here to Teen Challenge of Arizona. I’m here because I needed a way out of the place I was at before. I hope to find something greater than anything I could have ever imagined, and much, much more and also everlasting love.