Is “Celebrate Recovery” A Good Alternative to 12-Step Programs?

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Over the last decade or so, I have occasionally heard people talk about “Celebrate Recovery” but I never gave it much thought or attention. I knew it had something to do with church. I knew that it was a way to get help for addiction type problems and I knew it was a little similar to AA. Recently, I have educated myself about Celebrate Recovery and I will share with you what I know. The information I present is “in my opinion”. I will start with some bullet points.

  • John Baker, is the Founder and Pastor of Celebrate Recovery.
  • It was started in 1990 (according to Wikipedia) or in 2001 according to John. (see side note)
  • It is a Christ-centered program that started out of Saddleback Church.
  • Over 10,500 individuals have gone through the program.
  • Over 6,000 individuals have completed the program.
  • It is used at over 10,000 churches nationwide.

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Psychotherapist (California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist), artist, animal lover, SF Giants fan...I write mostly about daily life and psychology matters, concerns and disorders and how to get help or help yourself. I write about life and often laugh at it but I also write about very serious matters that affect our lives. I'm a psychotherapist (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) with a speciality in addiction, anxiety, depression, achievement, relationships and several other areas, which is work I particularly enjoy but the nature of it requires that I also enjoy other creative and physical pursuits. Personal: I love animals beyond a reasonable measure (reptiles excluded).
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