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The Recovery Course

WHAT IS THE RECOVERY COURSE?

The Recovery Course is a 16-session course based on the 12-Step programme, which has been successfully developed over the last 75 years by Alcoholics Anonymous and, relatively recently, by Narcotics Anonymous. It is designed to bring freedom to people who struggle with addiction or any compulsive behaviour.  The course works alongside conventional AA and NA programmes and guests are positively encouraged to join these other Anonymous Fellowships in conjunction with The Recovery Course should they so wish.

WHO IS IT FOR?

The Recovery Course is open to anyone struggling with any sort of addiction or any compulsive behaviour that is spoiling one’s life, such as using drugs, alcohol, pornography, sex, gambling and self-harming to name just a few.  The Recovery Course is a good starter for those completely new to recovery as well as those whom have been in recovery for years, but who would like to take a fresh look at the steps from a Christian perspective.

FORMAT OF THE COURSE

The course runs once a week for 16 weeks. A typical evening starts at 7pm for food, which is then followed by a 15/20-minute talk and then discussion in single-sex small groups for around an hour. The evening ends at 9.30pm. Each week there is some simple 'Coursework' that helps each participant to explore each of the 12 steps in a deeper way. Nobody has to do the 'Coursework', but it's fair to say that the guests who throw themselves into this are the ones who profit the most. The Coursework is entirely for the guest's benefit and no one else gets to see it; it is completely private.

WHAT GUESTS HAVE SAID

“Were it not for this course I would be dying a slow death…it has given me my life back and I am ever so grateful”
“It has helped fantastically. I can now stick to my boundaries for the first time in 20 years”
“I feel I have become a better person in every way”
“The group has been wonderful. The truth and openness has staggered me! The testimonies were awesome and life changing”
“I was able to be honest in these groups without fear of judgment”
“The course has shown me that things can be sorted”

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RUNNING A COURSE

We are currently piloting the course in churches, prisons, rehabs and in supported housing contexts.  If you are interested in piloting the course, please contact us