First Recovery offers many services: resources, support, recovery coaching/ peer support, referral to treatment or sober living, family support, community and coming soon meetings. For more information please contact Matt Holder at 865-483-4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Facebook page.
What is Recovery Coaching?
From CCAR (Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery), “A recovery coach is anyone interested in promoting recovery, and by serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or in recovery.”
The Twelve Steps and Related Scripture:
STEP ONE: We admitted we were powerless over the effects of our separation from God – that our lives had become unmanageable.
STEP TWO: Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
STEP THREE: Made a decision to turn our will and lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
STEP FOUR: Made a searching and fearless inventory of ourselves.
STEP FIVE: Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
STEP SIX: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
STEP SEVEN: Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
STEP EIGHT: Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
STEP NINE: Made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
STEP TEN: Continued to take personal inventory and, when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
STEP ELEVEN: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
STEP TWELVE: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
Copyright: The Twelve Steps for Christians: Based on Biblical Teachings, Revised Edition
By: Friends in Recovery RPI PUBLISHING INC. / 1994
What is Recovery?
According to SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), recovery is defined as: