My name is Tyler Schrieiber and I am from Springdale, Ohio. I grew up in a good home with a hard-working dad. I spent most of my childhood playing sports. When I got older, I found my identity in athletics and doing/selling drugs.
When I was nineteen, I was in a car wreck that led to a surgery on my right femur. Two months later, I was fully addicted to pain pills. The prescription stopped but the addiction did not. I sought help and came to the Men’s Ranch in the summer of 2014. I was at TCC for about 6 months, but never truly surrendered.
I was suspended 30 days for recurring tobacco use. I left in February of 2015 without graduating. I stayed clean from opiates but continued to drink alcohol and smoke marijuana for the next year and a half. One year later, I was living in Georgia and began attending church.
The relational way of life I experienced at the Ranch was always on my mind. I couldn’t shake it. Not happy with the way things were going in Georgia and wanting to pursue a relationship, I moved back to Cincinnati.
Unfortunately, I was between jobs and I relapsed. I knew I had to get reconnected to TCC. I came to a Monday night Alumni meeting. Mr. Martin was leading it. He couldn’t remember if I had graduated or not and asked me about it. He asked if I wanted to come back and complete the program. I was blown away and responded, “Yes!”.
Through Teen Challenge Cincinnati I learned what it really means to deny myself and live as a servant leader. Through TCC, I have obtained a job as an Account’s Receivables Specialist with huge opportunity at a large healthcare organization.. I plan on getting married soon. My fiancé and I are getting pre-marriage counseling from Pastor Rick at the Ranch. I am excited to be able to give back and be a blessing to others.