Tribes of the Recovering Community

Celebrate_RecoveryCelebrate Recovery appears to be the most popular faith-based recovery group in the U.S. It’s Christian and evangelical and it’s not limited to people with drug and alcohol problems. Some members use it as a sole source of recovery support, others use it as an adjunct to 12 step recovery.

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits.  It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory.  20 years ago, Saddleback Church launched Celebrate Recovery with 43 people. It was designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. Celebrate Recovery has helped more than 17000 people at Saddleback, attracting over 70% of its members from outside the church. Eighty-five percent of the people who go through the program stay with the church and nearly half serve as church volunteers.

(The “Tribes of the recovering community” series is intended to demonstrate the diversity within the recovering community. I have no first hand knowledge of most of the tribes, so inclusion in this series should not be considered an endorsement.)

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