I graduated from MnTC five years ago. I was born and raised around drug addiction, and I was using drugs and committing crimes myself by the time I was 13. I spent my teenage years going in and out of juvenile centers and treatment programs. By the time I went to MnTC when I was 21, I was addicted to meth and had been convicted of multiple felonies. I think the biggest difference between MnTC and other treatment programs is that MnTC take a more holistic approach to treatment. They teach you how to live. It was exactly what I needed because I didn't know. I didn't have any hobbies, no work experience, no friends who didn't use or sell drugs. MnTC taught me how to move through daily life without drugs. I learned how to be happy, angry, sad, lonely, or excited without getting high. For people who haven't struggled with addiction that may not mean much, but if you have been using for years, then you know that it does. When I look at the quality of life of successful MnTC grads compared to successful grads of other treatment centers, I have to conclude that MnTC provides a better product. Beyond mere abstinence rates, most of the MnTC grads that I know have gone on to live full, rewarding lives. We get to the point where we forget about our "sobriety birthday," and quit thinking about staying sober. Drugs just lose their power in our lives. Having spent a significant amount of time in (court-ordered) 12 step meetings, I know that MnTC grads stand in stark contrast to 12 step group members whose lives revolve around trying to stay sober. I recently graduated from college and I start grad school this fall. I have a great relationship with my family, and I am planning to start a family of my own soon. NA defines an "addict" as someone whose life is controlled by drugs. By that definition, I'm not an addict. I am a student, a son, a brother, and, soon I hope, a husband and father. I have no choice but to attribute most of my success to what I learned while in MnTC.
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This review is based on my own experience as a client. Talk to anyone who has completed the full 13-month program at Teen Challenge and you will hear something like, ''It was the hardest thing I've ever done.'' I don't know if I'd go that far, but it definitely ranks up there with the two or three hardest, most life-changing experiences I've had. I might call it the worst, best thing I've ever done. Truthfully, it is probably the best decision I've made in my adult life. But in the middle of it, one would be hard-pressed to find anything enjoyable about living in a group home full of recovering addicts all trying to sort out their ''stuff'' without going crazy. But hey, if it was fun it wouldn't be treatment... It is as much the actual programming as it is the experience of learning how to survive (while staying sober) the daily triggers and trials inherent in the environment that will change you. Think of it as stress inoculation. And, do not underestimate the faith-based component. It is the heart and soul of everything that is Teen Challenge. Teen Challenge is nothing if not a house of God; active, vibrant, and alive with the Spirit of Christ; right down to the very last broken and needy soul. If that doesn't appeal to you, buyer beware... But also know this is the largest, most successful addiction treatment program in the world for a reason. And for the price (Go ahead - compare it to the competition), I dare you to complain.
I have had a couple friends that completed treatment at Park Avenue and have done well with sobriety, so it is a good center for treatment for some individuals. When it comes to working their, I would not recommend it. If the woman in human resources does not like you for whatever reason, she will find a way to get you out. It's to bad that someone doesnt supervise her and the choices she makes. I don't recommend using Park Avenue if you are needing to intern for your LADC. I worked at the womans building and reported to a pre-doc student working towards her degree. Unfortunately this internship was a waste for me, as she knew nothing. There is nothing more frustrating than wanting to learn, yet being places with someone who has no answers. The worst thing I observed was another counselor having to explain to this pre-doc, why there is a culturally specific program for African American women. She has no clue that people of different ethnic backgrounds have different upbringings. With people like this leading the company it is no wonder so many people leave.
for the first time ,serial reviews numerous as the foster homes cadi sponsored for me in the twin cities ,all printed on one site, even though Minnesota Medical Assistance had rejected paying my daily rate for congregated care, the CADI waver has become gracious about approving imposed invasive procedures that take up 3 hours of staff time, I don't even need , which I can live without to prove my potential for independence. these days THEY'RE driving from the seat of the case in Hennepin county to arbitrary east Dakota county to see and approve arbitrary cares $300/day for twelve years ; it's been a million
One idea I will never forget. "If you ever get into trouble, call and we'll be here for you." Sorta makes me cry. Happy's everyone! Dennis