“I would not be here today if it wasn’t for Teen Challenge.”

Eric was just 15 years old when he started using marijuana and cocaine. Trapped at such a young age by his drug use, eventually Eric began using meth and various other drugs. It’s no surprise that a life of crime and desperation followed. Feeling worried and afraid for Eric’s well-being, his family put him in the hospital. “I had completely lost my mind”, says Eric. So much of his life had been a battle with addiction that his body and mind were ready to give up. As soon as he left the hospital, Eric came to Teen Challenge…

It took a lot of hard work and determination for Eric to move forward. Through counseling, faith-based curriculum and consistent mentoring, Eric’s heart and mind began to transform. Today, Eric is happily married with two beautiful children. The journey he experienced at Teen Challenge has prepared him for the future.