Riccardo’s addictions began gradually – from drinking wine at the dinner table with his family to smoking weed every day. Looking for a better high, he eventually tried cocaine.
“That brought me to the lowest point of my addiction.”
Desperate for change, Riccardo entered Teen Challenge in 2008. It changed his life – but the story doesn’t end there. After years of Riccardo praying that his father would get help, John joined Teen Challenge in 2013.
“I remember judging my father growing up, thinking I am never going to be like that guy, to wishing I could be a quarter of the man he has become today,” says Riccardo. “Teen Challenge gave us freedom from addiction. I am so proud and thankful!”