GRANTSVILLE - Tri-State Adult and Teen Challenge will soon be opening a residential center in Grantsville for men ages 18-65 recovering from addiction to life-controlling substances.

GRANTSVILLE - Tri-State Adult and Teen Challenge will soon be opening a residential center in Grantsville for men ages 18-65 recovering from addiction to life-controlling substances.
The facility, located on Springs Road, will house a maximum of 20 residents. The non-profit center will be under the direction of the Rev. John and Donna Johnson, former pastors at Keyser Assembly of God in Keyser.
This center is being established due to the high rate of drug usage and overdose in the tri-state area, which includes Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
“The Adult and Teen Challenge program is not a detox or counseling approach to addiction, but a 12-month, faith-based path to a new life,” according to Rev. Johnson.  
“Recovery comes through spiritual change.”  
Those entering the program come into a controlled environment that helps them avoid the substances and behaviors that have led to life-controlling problems.  They are mentored by others who have walked the same path to freedom and understand the process they are going through.
A full staff of experienced personnel will direct daily activities, including chapel services, Bible study, and a work program to develop fundamental skills necessary for a successful future.  
The Grantsville center is one of over 200 Adult and Teen Challenge residential recovery centers in the United States.  Rev. Johnson and a board of directors manage the local non-profit 501(3c) organization.  Support comes through private donors.
Adult and Teen Challenge has a 60-year history of high recovery rates, and is the largest life-transforming program globally, with over 1,000 centers in more than 82 countries.