Teen Challenge helped Chanel find her way!
Chanel struggled with addiction from an early age. Growing up, she watched first-hand as alcohol consumed her father. “He drank up every cent we had. Living without electricity and having ketchup sandwiches.” Because of his example, she felt her own options were limited.
“I made the decision at age 10 that I was going to be doing something like drinking, drugs, or alcohol.” And she did. Chanel’s father died when she was 14. She dropped out of high school and headed her own way down a destructive road of drugs, alcohol, and unhealthy relationships.
While she and her family did come to God in the 1990s, Chanel still struggled. Because of her father’s alcoholism, she had such a hard time figuring out God as her Father.