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Testimonials from Kentucky Women’s Rehab

“I grew up in a very loving Christian family. I was very involved in church. In my senior year of high school, I started hanging out with the wrong group of people. Once I entered college, it got worse. One drug consumed my life, OxyContin, and any pain pill I could get my hands on. I lived for this drug day and night. My husband and I started to use this drug together. Even when I found out I was pregnant, the drug use worsened. I was so depressed; I had no hope. Eventually, I overdosed and ended up in a psych ward. We both decided to come to the Kentucky Teen Challenge addiction treatment center, and God has completely changed our lives. I am not depressed anymore. I have such a hope and future. I know that my son’s going to have godly parents now.”


“When I was fourteen years old, my uncle kidnaped me, raped me, and many other horrible things occurred during this time. At fourteen, I began smoking crack and using cocaine to cope with life. I became addicted to Methamphetamines and a lot of other drugs. I was caught trafficking drugs and was facing 15 felonies and a lot of additional charges, but instead of getting help, I turned to a legal drug — alcohol — instead. I thought I had finally gotten my life together because alcohol was legal. I started going to college, but I could not stop drinking. Then I ended up overdosing on cocaine. The last thing I remember was my friends talking about dropping me off at the emergency room and leaving me there. It was the lowest point in my life.

” Someone told my parents about Teen Challenge Kentucky, so they brought me there. I was reluctant at first, but I eventually got into the program. Here, the Lord saved me from my addiction and destruction and crowned me with his loving kindness and tender mercies. I now have “peace that passes all understanding “and joy that ever floods my soul. I never had such a great love for God and others as I do today, even though I may face prison. I have peace. I came into this program with a heart full of bitterness and hatred, but God exchanged that hatred for love.”

— Kelly

“God has delivered me from the bondage of addiction, anger, fear, depression, and self-loathing. Kentucky Teen Challenge enabled me to lift my head with real hope for the future. I used to depend on the bottle in my hand for survival, but now I’ve thrown the bottle away, and I’m holding on to Jesus.”


“I was not brought up as a Christian. Intelligence and education were stressed as the most important things in life, so I became a very good student and had big goals. At age 13, however, I was sexually assaulted. I became rebellious and started experimenting with drugs, which became my lifestyle. By age 24, I started using heroin, leading to a 20-year addiction and many psychological problems. My dreams faded away, and I was dying of addiction. I lost my will to live and was completely broken.

At age 44, I hit rock bottom and decided to attend Kentucky Teen Challenge. After a few months there, my life was permanently changed. I finally felt God’s presence there and accepted Christ into my heart. Today, I never wake up sad or depressed. I’m happy to be alive and have dedicated my life to serving Christ.”


“I was lost. I had no direction in life, no meaning. The life I knew was failing me. The things I loved to do became useless. I had begun selling myself as a prostitute to support my addiction. Accepting nothing but abuse my whole life, I knew I was worthless. I was searching, experimenting, and finding nothing but hurt and self-affliction, so I covered it up with drugs. After coming to Teen Challenge in Kentucky, I am filled with the joy of the Lord. I know my stains are wiped clean. Surrendering completely to Christ has been the best choice I’ve ever made. Everything I ask Him for help with, He has taken care of… most of all, He has restored me.”


“I grew up in a blessed home with parents who loved and supported me. When I left for college, I rebelled. I wanted to be accepted so badly that I did anything to fit in. My priorities went down the drain, and I failed my first year. So, I joined the Coast Guard to escape my problems, but I got arrested twice and fell harder into my addiction. I moved back home and got into a toxic relationship; two months later, I found out I was pregnant, and the father fled. I was so lonely and lost and never thought I could have joy again. But I was wrong. I came to Teen Challenge Kentucky and now have a relationship with God. He has shown me His faithfulness and is restoring my relationship with my family. I can now say that I have hope and a new outlook for the future!”


“I was adopted literally and figuratively. First, at the age of 3, into a family that I felt never really accepted or approved of me. I felt different, unwanted, unloved, and unimportant. I thought of myself as a mistake and never good enough. My mother was never really happy with who I was. Everything she tried to force me to be or do, I did the opposite. I started making bad decisions and fell into partying and drug addiction. Then one night, as I cried in bed, feeling sorry for myself, I heard the Lord speak to my heart, telling me that I am more than this. After coming to Kentucky Teen Challenge, I live and breathe for God. I have a reason to get up in the mornings. Now I am a woman with a purpose, and that purpose is to live for HIM. His approval is all I need because on Christ the solid rock I stand.”


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