Celebrate Recovery Groups in our Local Community
Fellowship Baptist Church
Meeting Time: Monday 6:45 PM
First Baptist Church of Terrell
Meeting Time: Tuesday 7:00 PM
Rafter J Cowboy Church
Meeting Time: Wednesday 7:00 PM
Recovery means finding your path to a meaningful life. It puts you in control of your life and helps you gain self-confidence and respect for yourself. You can use recovery for substance abuse and mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
There are 10 principles of recovery. Put this list where you will see it every day, such as on the bathroom mirror.
- Your recovery is self-directed. You find your way to recovery through personal control, good decision-making, and independence. The choices you make are yours and yours alone.
- Your path is based on your personal needs, likes, and experiences. If you see your recovery as an ongoing journey, you'll be able to find the best physical and mental health.
- Your recovery empowers you. You're the only person who can turn your decisions into actions.
- Your recovery includes your mental, physical, and spiritual needs. It includes your family, friends, job, and community.
- Your recovery will have ups and downs. It's not a step-by-step process. It's a long-term process where you grow and build on your successes and setbacks.
- Your recovery is based on your ability to bounce back, cope, and make use of other talents. Value yourself and build on these strengths.
- Your recovery includes support from others. Make friends and build relationships. Join groups where you can help others and find purpose for yourself.
- Your recovery lets you respect yourself. Believe in yourself and meet your goals. Accept and take pride in what you can do.
- Your recovery shows that you take responsibility for yourself. Find the courage to work toward your goals.
- Your recovery gives you hope. You can overcome your problems.
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)
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)
3. We made a decision to turn our wills and our lives 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)
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)
5. We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to 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 5:16)
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)
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)
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)
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)
10. We continued 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 3:16)
12. Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
"Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted." (Galatians 6:1)