• You must be at least 18 years of age or older
    (Women can not exceed the age of 50)
  • You must have a substance abuse problem or a life controlling addiction
  • Willing to consider a faith-based approach
  • Willing to commit to a minimum of 12 months
  • Willing to share a room with others, possibly of different races and backgrounds
  • Willing to suspend all contact with non-family members while in the program
    (This includes, but is not limited to any girlfriend or boyfriend that you may be involved with.)
    * Note: We do not recognize common-law marriages.
  • Must have a Social Security Card and Photo ID
  • Must resolve any legal matters before entering the program
    (This includes, but is not limited to any warrants.)
  • Must submit to random drug tests while in the program
    (This includes, but is not limited to nicotine testing since we are a non-smoking facility.)
  • Must have a Heath Examination and lab work done prior to entering the program OR Teen Challenge can assist you after entry for an additional fee of $250
    (A disadvantage of not knowing your lab results before entry is if you test positive for HIV or if you are pregnant, you will need to withdraw from the program.)
  • We strongly recommend a Dental Examination done prior to entering the program
    (This would be your responsibility. We do not schedule, provide or pay for dental test.)
  • Must have a T.B. test done within 30 days prior to entering the program
    (This would be your responsibility. We do not schedule, provide or pay for T.B. tests.)

 

  • Must have no physical limitations. Must be able to participate in all program activities (e.g. attend classes, walk, climb into van and upper bunk, lawn care, maintenance, housecleaning etc.)
  • We are unable to allow any psychiatric medications to be taken while in the program
    (This includes, but is not limited to prescription painkillers, anti-depressants, mood stabilizers, etc.)
    * Note: Non-Psychiatric medications prescribed by a doctor for physiological reasons, such as epilepsy, blood pressure, diabetes, etc. are allowed but will be administered by staff while in the program.
  • We are unable to accept women that are pregnant
  • We are unable to accept those who are HIV positive
  • We are unable to accept those who have been convicted of a sexual crime
    (We are located next to a school)

 

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