Before applying to Adult & Teen Challenge, please be sure you can answer “YES” to the following:

  1. Must be an adult male 18-years old, or older that struggles with drug or alcohol addiction.
  2. Must be willing to commit and dedicate oneself to working through our discipleship program for recovery. Striving to do your best in all aspects of the program is a must.
  3. Applicant is not severely physically, emotionally or intellectually handicapped in a way that would inhibit his participation in the program and is not currently under the influence of mind- or mood-altering drugs.

Please note: Our goal is to see you get the help you need, even if we are not your best option. Any person ineligible for admissions will be referred to other more appropriate resources.

Steps for Admissions

Step 1 – The candidate desiring help must call the admission office at 910-947-2944 to complete an eligibility interview.

Step 2 – The candidate must complete an application for admissions (application available after completing phone interview).

Step 3 – The candidate must complete a physical with a physician using our physical exam form, along with the laboratory test specified on the physical form. (The physical form available after completing phone interview).

Step 4  The candidate must return his completed application and his completed physical form, along with each laboratory test result, to the admissions counselor.

Step 5 – The candidate must schedule his admissions date and time with his admissions counselor.

While the admissions application and physical form are not made available until after the candidate completes his eligibility interview and admission personnel determines the candidate is eligible for entrance into the program, the Student Manual is available by clicking here. The Student Manual provides a comprehensive overview of the program’s structure and policies, which should inform the candidate to what he is committing to by enrolling in the program. It is highly encouraged that this manual be read before entering the program.

Our Program 

Adult & Teen Challenge of Sandhills, NC program is faith-centered, residential program for men who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. The program provides food, clothing, a warm bed, recovery curriculum, recovery coaching, GED/college readiness courses, academic materials, etc., which are necessary to ensure the student receives the spiritual, emotional, vocational, and academic training required to help him overcome the problems that led to his addiction. An ideal place for recovery, the program’s main campus is located on 31 tranquil acres in the Carthage, NC.

The program is approximately 12-months in length and divided into two phases. The first phase, or Induction Phase, is located at our campus in Kannapolis, NC and is a minimum of 14 weeks in length. The second phase, or Training Phase, is located at our campus in Carthage, NC and is a minimum of eight months in length.