ADDICTION IS RISING DRAMATICALLY - YOU CAN HELP!
When Covid19 hit the UK we had 49 recovery courses running all over the UK & we had to rethink how we continue to support people that need help.
Overnight we had to adapt to a new strategy to keep running this life saving, phenomenal course helping people in the battle of overcoming addiction!
We offer training, support and courses online which has begun and will filter out through the UK, yet we need your help to make this happen!
Watch this great video by John who came to the recovery course and is now completely free of addiction.......
Help us to help hundreds of people once like Pete that are struggling in these tough times.....
P E T E S H E A R M A N
“My name is Pete Shearman, I am an assistant Group Leader on the Recovery Course in Tonbridge. My life was a mess and I was dependent on alcohol. I went to the Recovery Course and on the first day of the Recovery Course, was the last day that I had a drink. I’ve been clean ever since.
My life has been so much better without alcohol, the Recovery Course helped me to find freedom from my addiction. The Recovery Course has given me so much and now I am giving something back to help on this course."
The Recovery Course is open to anyone struggling with any sort of addiction , habit or any compulsive behaviour, including drugs, alcohol, pornography, sex, gambling, food, social media and self-harming.
The Recovery Course is a good starter for those completely new to recovery as well as those who have been in recovery for years, but who would like to take a fresh look at the steps from a Christian perspective. The course is open to people of faith or no faith, to everyone!
In general, addiction is a response to pain or suffering, and mostly emotional pain. The course is very different from other recovery initiatives, as it doesn’t just deal with the symptoms, or the physical side; it could be compared to performing surgery rather than first aid. It is designed to get to the heart of why people rely on their habit of choice, rather than just dealing with the symptoms, recognising that outward damaging habits are a response to pain. On the course we see amazing results and lives completely transformed.
Here are some outcomes taken from a course in Bournemouth:
The Church has the largest volunteer network in the UK & we offer free training and support to churches and Christian-based organisations wishing to run the Recovery Course throughout the UK and beyond. We offer resources which are offered at no cost and we host an annual Recovery Course Conference.
The Recovery Course team are actively involved in running Recovery Courses, as well as supporting new courses with training, leading and speaking. We have had to quickly develop the online method for delivering this course which has started well and needs your help to grow and continue developing it so we can reach many more people.
We actively encourage a community approach where an innovative concept to jointly run courses within a community is happening. This makes the course sustainable and accelerate in growth for a community, whilst uniting churches and also being a sustainable model as teams are spread more effectively.
We know that for every person in addiction, the ripple effect on those impacted is vast!
We also provide free resources and training to be able to run The Recovery Support Group, a programme to support family, friends and colleagues who have been affected by a person's addiction or habit. This is now also available online and we will be developing online further wit the help of this funding.