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Minnesota Teen Challenge is one of the largest and most effective long term treatment centers in the country, having roughly 400 students enrolled at any given time. The center is also closely connected to two other Minnesota campuses (Duluth and Brainerd) and the North Datkota center.
President Pastor Rich Scherber has dedicated a lot of his blood, sweat and tears into making this program a successful model for which every long term treatment facility should aspire to be.
Offering a one-year (13-15 months) men, women, teen boy and girl Lifecare programs and a men and womens "short term" 60 day Extended Care programs, all students in the program are residents for the duration. Out of state students are welcome, but they will usually have to pay cash for treatment (Minnesota has programs which assist it's state residents with housing during treatment such as this). Even so, it is one of the most affordable long-term, residential programs in the country.
Having completed (graduated) the one year Lifecare program, I am especially qualified to make these statements, knowing that what I say is accurate and true. For detailed information concerning the program, an application for treatment, employment or volunteer opportunities, click here.
To read the October 2007 MN Teen Challenge Newsletter where my story and picture were featured, click on this: October 2007 MN Teen Challenge Newsletter.
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Pastor (Brother) Earl R. Gilchrist, is a living testimony of the miraculous, transforming, delivering power of the Lord Jesus Christ! Earl, has been in prison 5 times in 3 different states. He spent over 181/2 years of his life there, (not including city/county jails and workhouses). He’s been charged with crimes ranging from petty theft to 1 st degree murder. He was known around the country as a very vicious, violent, and dangerous man. He was addicted to heroin, cocaine, crack, methadone, dillaudid, and cough syrup.
While incarcerated Pastor Earl was compelled by God to write an autobiography and testimonial book, which he had published when he got out. The name of his book is “HOW I GOT OVER”, and gives details of his life as a gangster. It’s educational, informational, and a testimonial. The title was taken from the scripture in 1Jn.5:4; “For whatsoever is Born Of God Overcometh the world: and this is the Victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
Brother Earl is the level 2 instructor and a counselor at MN Teen Challenge, and has his own ministry efforts including a prison outreach and Waters Of Life Outreach Ministries. This man made a difference in my life and he is an inspiration for all who meet him.
The Philosophy of Passages Addiction Cure Center
Addiction to drugs and alcohol is a symptom, not a cause, and not a disease. Addiction is triggered by either mental or physical pain; the drugs and alcohol are what you do to cope with it. To heal your addiction permanently, you must first go to the underlying cause, and heal it; then the addiction will cease to exist. In essence, you will have removed the thorn, the pain will subside, and so will the need for drugs and alcohol.
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Here are a few things about Erin:
She had a puppy named Molly. She has a younger sister named Theresa that she loved dearly. She liked to bowl. She loved all kinds of rides, especially roller coasters the bigger the better. She loved to help other people, she just couldn't help herself!
Erin's problems started at about age 15 with alcohol. What started out innocently quickly turned into a full blown addiction.
Read this sad, touching and inspirational story at: Erin's Story
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The Brighton Hospital: Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation for 50 YearsMending lives. It’s what is done every day at the Brighton Hospital, a world renowned alcohol and drug rehabilitation center.
To begin the process for heroin rehab, or treatment for vicodin, oxycontin and other narcotic addictions at Brighton Hospital’s Michigan treatment facility, complete and submit the Online Admission Form by faxing it to 810-227-2029 or call 800-523-8198 or 810-220-5514. Brighton representatives are available 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. weekends to answer your questions about the heroin rehab clinic, and other drug and alcohol addiction and rehabilitation programs.
For patients who require rehabilitation or "rehab" for heroin, vicodin, oxycontin, or other narcotics, Brighton's rehab clinic offers a highly structured inpatient program, and extended outpatient opiate treatment series, which includes an individualized interdisciplinary rehabilitation plan, medical monitoring with a heroin treatment facility physician, and group therapy sessions designed to overcome addiction and cravings. Because of the longer and more intensive rehabilitation that heroin, vicodin, and other narcotic addictions require, extended treatment with medications, in conjunction with ongoing education and recovery activities are required for success.
Moonview is an exclusive outpatient treatment center in Santa Monica, Ca. that synergistically blends Eastern & Western therapies to create the most effective program possible. Week, Month and Year programs available.
Call 1-866-601-0601 for more information, or visit Moonview Sanctuary on the World Wide Web at http://www.moonviewsanctuary.com .
The Landing of Newport Beach is one of California's premier drug addiction treatment center for men. Located in Newport Beach, this residential treatment facility is a private, 30 day facility for men suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction. The facility is an intimate six bed private home which is nestled on the sands of Newport Beach with the healing waters of the Pacific Ocean just steps away.