My name is Tiffany. I grew up around drugs and alcohol and started smoking cigarettes at 10 and drinking at 12. Eventually my whole family was getting high together.
At 16, I started getting into heavier drugs, like painkillers and cocaine. I was also drinking heavily with my boyfriend, Jim.
One day I went to pick up Jim and as we were driving through an intersection I was t-boned on the passenger side. Jim was killed instantly.
I was charged with vehicular homicide and sent to foster homes while awaiting trial. I got two years probation but was not charged as an adult.
After this, I began drinking heavily and using painkillers. I moved in with another boyfriend. After he went to prison, his mother and I became really close and she began taking me to church.
I had never known that kind of unconditional love before in my life. I was astounded by how loving, caring, concerned, and compassionate she was towards me even when I got into trouble. She told me about Teen Challenge.
When I got in trouble at school for taking too much cold medicine the principal recommended Teen Challenge and I agreed to go. I left Teen Challenge in Muskegon, Michigan after a month because I thought that I could do it on my own. Within a week I was back to my old ways.
When I came to Milwaukee Teen Challenge, I came with my mind set on completing. I had it in my heart and my mind to get things right with God. My goal is to be pleasing in the sight of the Lord.
As my spiritual mom would always say to me “God looks good on you”! My favorite scripture is, Isaiah 45:3 “I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.”
If you or a loved one is struggling with drug and/or alcohol Addiction and in need of Treatment Services, please contact Adult and Teen Challenge Wisconsin today at 414-748-HELP(4357) or email Intake@teenchallengeonline.com. We offer many services including the following but not limited to;