Hello, my name is Phil. I was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Before I came to Teen Challenge I was living a life of sin. I was a puppet for the devil. Drugs had totally consumed me and all the relationships with the people I love. I had become a different person. I thought there was no hope for me and I remember thinking one morning, “Wow, this is what I have become…a drug addict.” I thought that is what I was going to be. I knew there had to be hope somewhere. I was arrested and put in jail. It allowed my mind to clear and I cried out to God. I made the decision to come to Teen Challenge. I no longer consider myself the black sheep of the family, or the outcast of society. God has given me a new name and I am singing a new song. Hallelujah!