What is The Recovery Course?
The Recovery Course differs from a typical Anonymous Fellowship in that it is designed to enhance our recovery work by integrating texts from the Bible with the Twelve Steps. Guests are positively encouraged to join Anonymous 12 Step Fellowships in conjunction with The Recovery Course.
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 course is a good starter for those completely new to recovery as well as those whom have been in recovery for years, but 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.
The Recovery Support Group
We recognise that addiction often has a wider impact than the individual concerned – particularly friends and the wider family. Every Thursday evening from 7pm-9pm, at Winton Methodist Church (BH9 1DE), we have a group that meets to support and encourage each other and to share their experiences for family members and friends who have been affected by someone who is struggling with an addiction.
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