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As high as 86% of Teen Challenge graduates (surveyed up
to 5 years after graduating) are found to be drug–free.
In the reports of the University of Tennessee in 1994, the findings about
the graduates of the Teen Challenge program were as follows:
60% of the program graduates continued their education
70% indicated their current status as employed
55% have been at their present job for more then a year
87% did not require additional drug treatment
65% are involved in community activities
90% reported excellent physical health
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Studies and Reports
Studies have shown an extremly high cure rate for Teen Challenge graduates.
Since Teen Challenge first opened its doors to drug addicts and alcoholics
in 1958, thousands have come seeking help. Three significant research
projects have confirmed the effectiveness of the Teen Challenge approach
to helping those affected by life-controlling problems.
Researchers credit the spiritual component of the program as the key to
the high success rate of Teen Challenge graduates.
• University of Tennessee Report
• National Institute on Drug Abuse Report
• Northwestern University, The Teen Challenge Drug Treatment Program
in Comparative Perspective
• White Paper by Doug Petersen, PhD. (PDF Format)