Southwest Florida Men's Center
During my time here God opened my eyes, softened my heart to forgive, and gave me back my life. I know and believe that I deserve a life free from drug abuse, an exciting life God has planned for me.
My life was totally flipped upside-down . . . God healed me. I am no longer a hopeless drug addict, but a godly individual . . . I am a new creation.
Even though I tried everything the world had to offer, I still couldn’t seem to fill the void in my life. Depression took hold of my life and I began to play with death. Today, God has changed me from the inside out.
Highly Endorsed Addiction Recovery
Former Attorney General
“A government funded research project concluded that Adult and Teen Challenge has the highest success rate for substance abuse.”
“Adult & Teen Challenge works. It is effective; it is literally changing the lives of young Americans from every walk of life.”
Founder, Focus on the Family
Dr. James C. Dobson
“Adult & Teen Challenge has a far better record of dealing with people in difficulty than do the bureaucrats.”
Dan T. Cathy
“I truly admire Adult & Teen Challenge because of its loving, life-giving assistance to individuals who are bound by life-controlling addictions.”
George W. Bush
“Adult & Teen Challenge is one of the most successful programs in our country.”
Bestselling Leadership Author
John C. Maxwell
“Adult & Teen Challenge offers hope and restoration to individuals.”
Past Director AT&T
“I have not seen a more effective organization in leading hurting people to life transformation.”
Psychologist and Author
Dr. Kevin Leman
“Adult & Teen Challenge offers hope and restoration.”
Former Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
John P. Walters
“Adult & Teen Challenge is doing the job that others only talk about.”
FLORIDA, TENNESSEE AND CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS: Please note that Adult & Teen Challenge Centers in Florida are not-for-profit religious institutions, not licensed medical facilities, nor do they accept insurance. Rates are very low compared to for-profit rehabs. Outcomes are based on multiple outcomes studies over the past 50 years, including this study from the National Institutes on Drug Abuse.
UNLIKE A TYPICAL ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTER: For 60 years, we have successfully inspired individuals to break free of their addictions and life-controlling issues. Our low-cost program is not an addiction treatment center — it is a residential educational program designed to reverse the destruction that addictions reap on relationships, careers and futures. We set the former addict on a new course in life with all new motivations and renewed respect, peace and care for others. In a safe, encouraging, drug-free environment, our staff (who are mostly former addicts themselves) work with each individual daily, showing them the way toward a more fulfilling life based on God’s forgiveness, love and purpose. Our model has proven to be highly effective for all addictions, bringing about maturity, honesty, humility, care, and life change. Medical detox may be required before enrolling.
"NO WARRANTY" LEGAL NOTICE: While outcomes studies for Adult & Teen Challenge centers have historically shown high addiction and substance abuse recovery rates, they cannot guarantee addiction recovery for any particular individual. Recovery and future avoidance of addicting substances and whatever effects that such substance may have on the individual's life, their future, their career or their friends or relatives are entirely dependent on each individual and how they apply the principles they are taught in the program.