Faith Based Recovery Specialists
Richard Haight Asks ...
I am becoming a Certified Recovery Specialist, received the training, taking the licensure test on the 27th. Is there specific training for a Christian CRS? There are also a lot of Recovery Community Organizations for advocacy throughout the US. Are there any for Christians?
Jim LaPierre Says ...
Thanks for connecting with us. Congratulations on your success thus far and thank you for the service you are and will be providing. I encourage you, if you're not already familiar, the check out Celebrate Recovery. It's a distinctly Christian recovery program that supports addiction recovery and well as other forms of recovery through Christina principles and practices. While I don't know of any advocacy groups that are solely Christian, I do not an emerging trend of Interfaith programs on local levels. Some of these are ecumenical movements in meeting basic life needs and some are advanced to the point of political advocacy.
I have long believed that churches and religious communities are the greatest untapped resource in supporting addiction recovery. I hope and pray that if you don't find a group that meets your needs that you'll consider creating one. Contact me if I can be helpful