Celebrate Recovery of North Winston Salem Hosted By Family Life Counseling, and the Dream Center of Forsyth County is for ANYONE who has a hurt, habit, or hang-up. CR is not restricted to people struggling with an addiction. Only about 1 in 3 are there for drug and alcohol addictions. We all have issues that may be interfering with our fellowship with God and others. It is about transforming lives and building relationships with God and those around us. Through this transformation, God can heal the person instead of just the hurts. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program with foundations firmly established in Biblical truth. The 12 Steps with accompanying Scriptures and the 8 Principles based on the Beatitudes offer participants a clear path of salvation and discipleship; bringing hope, freedom, sobriety, healing, and the opportunity to give back one day at a time through our one and only true Higher Power, Jesus Christ. The 12 Steps and the 8 Principles work seamlessly together, tying historical Recovery to timeless Biblical teaching.
WHAT IS CELEBRATE RECOVERY?
WHO IS CR FOR?
Ask yourself the following questions:
Do you have trouble setting limits for yourself?
Do you sacrifice your identity, desires, or needs to make others feel good about themselves?
Do you struggle to feel safe when you are not in control?
Do you raise your voice to get your way?
Do you act kind on the outside but bitter on the inside?
Do you use food, sex/pornography, relationships, alcohol or drugs to cope with life’s problems?
Do you struggle with body image?
Do you ever know the right thing to do but don’t do it?
Do you love someone struggling with destructive behaviors such as pornography, drugs, or alcohol?
Do you live with someone who abuses you physically, sexually, or emotionally or feel the continued effects from past traumas & abuse?
Do you ever know that something is wrong but still do it?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, welcome to the human race and Celebrate Recovery, where you will find a group of fellow strugglers all working on getting well. You will discover that you are not alone and when you share your hurt, habit, or hang-up with anyone at CR, the most common response you will hear is, “Me too.”
CR is a “Me too” kind of place where no perfect people are allowed, and all are welcome to participate in a Christ-Centered program that heals and sets people free from all hurts, habits, and hang-ups through the power of Jesus Christ in community with other people.
ISSUES ADDRESSED AT CR
Celebrate Recovery addresses all types of hurts, hang-ups, and habits, whereas some recovery programs deal only with alcohol or drugs or another single problem. The list below is not all-inclusive, but it gives examples of issues that can be addressed at Celebrate Recovery in gender-based groups: Loss, Grief, Fear, Worry, Anxiety, Shame, Low Self-Esteem, Depression, Resentment, Adultery, Divorce, Loneliness, Cursing, Gossip, Self-Centeredness, Pride, Enabling, Eating Disorders, Sexual Addiction, Physical/Sexual/Emotional Abuse, Love and Relationship Addiction, Stress, Self-Pity, Guilt, Regret, Workaholics, Procrastination, Compulsive Exercising, Codependency, Anger and Food Addiction.
ABOUT OPEN SHARE GROUPS
• Men’s Triple H Group (Hurts, Hang-ups, and Habits) Mixed Issues Group
• Women’s Triple H Group (Hurts, Hang-ups, and Habits) Mixed Issues Group
12 STEPS AND BIBLICAL COMPARISONS
1. We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.
“For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.” Romans 7:18 NIV
2. We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
“For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” Philippians 2:13 NIV
3. We made a decision to turn our lives and our wills over to the care of God.
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship.” Romans 12:1 NIV
4. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
“Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.” Lamentations 3:40 NIV
5. We admitted to God, ourselves, and another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
“Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” James 5:16a NIV
6. We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” James 4:10 NIV
7. We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 NIV
8. We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31 NIV
9. We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.” Matthew 5:23-24 NIV
10. We continue to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
“So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!” 1 Corinthians 10:12
11. We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and power to carry that out.
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.” Colossians 3:16a NIV
12. Having had a spiritual experience due to these steps, we try to carry this message to others and practice these principles in all our affairs.
“Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore them gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.” Galatians 6:1 NIV
8 RECOVERY PRINCIPLES
1. Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing, and my life is unmanageable.
“Blessed are those who know they are spiritually poor.” Matthew 5:3
2. Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and then He has the power to help me recover.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4
3. Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.
“Blessed are the meek.” Matthew 5:5
4. Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God and to someone I trust.
“Blessed are the pure in heart.” Matthew 5:8
5. Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.
“Blessed are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires.” Matthew 5:6
6. Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others except when to do so would harm them or others.
“Blessed are the merciful.” Matthew 5:9
7. Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer to know God and His will for my life and gain the power to follow His will.
8. Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words.
“Blessed are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.” Matthew 5:10