Tyler S.

My life growing up was fulfilling. I was loved and everything I needed was provided for. I had a great education with a family that supported me. My addiction began when my biological mother supplied me with opioid prescription painkillers and muscle relaxers. Then it spiraled out of control when she abandoned my father and brother and me in the midst of her addiction. I continued to use substances to deal with the emotional pain of not having my mother around me anymore. In search of the love I so desperately strived for that I missed from my Mom, I came to Teen Challenge. I am here now because God met me right where I was and took me right where I needed to go. I hope now to re-learn how to endure hardships in a healthy manner.  My goal is not just sobriety, but an emotional and spiritual recovery too.