Evangel University Partners on Addiction Recovery Survey

Evangel University’s Center for Compassion coordinated a survey confirming the success of the Adult & Teen Challenge USA addiction recovery program.

The survey found that 78 percent of graduates from the Adult & Teen Challenge centers were sober and substance-free following graduation.

The head of Evangel’s Center for Compassion said that one of the goals of the center is to help non-profits share their story through data that proves their effectiveness.

“We look to partner with organizations who are making an impact in their communities and assist them in social science research, something they often do not have the expertise or resources to do on their own,” Dr. Donna Washburn said in a statement.

The survey found:

  • 78% of graduates remained sober and substance-free following graduation
  • 92.9% reported no new legal problems post-graduation
  • 25.9% have enrolled in new education or training
  • 91% reported improved quality of relationships with family members
  • Respondents who met Adult and Teen Challenge’s definition of sobriety – 100% abstinence from the use of substance (alcohol, street or prescription drugs used for non-medical reasons, and legalized marijuana), excluding the use of nicotine – reported a greater connection to God as compared to those who were categorized as non-sober

“Individuals responding to this survey overwhelmingly indicated holistic improvement across multiple health indicators, from sobriety to relational and spiritual dimensions, following their recovery through Adult and Teen Challenge centers.” Washburn said.

The survey was requested by President and CEO of Adult & Teen Challenge USA, Gary Blackard. Adult & Teen Challenge is a faith-based holistic drug and alcohol addiction recovery program.

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