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Established globally nearly 60 years ago, Teen Challenge has grown to more than 1400 affiliate centres in over 129 nations around the globe.

Our residential program has been one of the largest and most effective substance abuse recovery and prevention programs of its kind.

Teen Challenge South Australia was established in 1982 and is a not-for-profit organisation governed by a board of directors. We are a registered charity and Public Benevolent Institution (PBI).


Teen Challenge SA runs a 12-month residential rehabilitation program called Living Free. Living Free is designed to support people with life-controlling issues by teaching them new ways of living.

Our program is currently for men only, aged 18 and above. Our live-in rehabilitation facility is located in the semi-rural town of Strathalbyn on the Fleurieu Peninsula, 55 kilometres from Adelaide. It is a vibrant therapeutic recovery community with staff available at all times.

We are a Christian-based program promoting the biblical approach to recovery and addiction treatment. Many of our clients are not necessarily people of the Christian faith; however, our program caters for clients of many walks of life who are open to our approach.