QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
New to Celebrate Recovery? Then you probably have questions. You can find answers to some of our most common questions here.
Q. Is Celebrate Recovery right for me?
A. Celebrate Recovery is for anyone seeking a Christ centered life. If you have a hurt, habit or hang-up, it's for you. Ask yourself these questions:
Is there a habit, substance or compulsion dominating my life?
Is there an addiction that has become destructive?
Am I being controlled by something that is blocking joy in my life?
Am I codependent on someone else's addictions or habits?
Is a past abuse stopping me from moving forward in my life?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then we urge you to attend a Celebrate Recovery meeting and you'll see it will be a safe place to start the healing process.
Q. What is a hurt, habit or hang-up?
A. HURT..... The feeling/emotional reaction to another person's behavior or to a traumatic or disturbing situation (abuse, death, abandonment etc.).
HABIT.... Addiction to someone or something, (food, drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, pornography).
HANG-UP... Negative mental attitudes that are used to cope with people and adversity (hate, anger, fear, resentment, unforgiveness etc.).
Q. Doesn't "recovery" mean I need to be recovering from drugs or alcohol?
A. No, Celebrate Recovery is for all types of problems, issues and addictions, which are still unhealed, unmet, or unresolved.
Q. What kind of problems, issues and addictions are addressed by Celebrate Recovery?
A. Anger, hurt, self-esteem, alcohol/drug addiction, loss, abuse, codependency, gambling, hatred, unforgiveness, sexual addiction, eating disorders, resentments .... and many more not listed.
Q. Since AA is also a 12-Step Recovery Program, what makes Celebrate Recovery different?
A. Although similar to other 12-step programs, one difference is in the focus on Christianity. Celebrate Recovery stresses that there is no Higher Power except Jesus Christ, as opposed to groups like Alcoholic Anonymous which encourage their members to choose their own concept of a Higher Power...... Another difference is Celebrate Recovery does not require one to declare or qualify oneself as an alcoholic or addict. There are no "requirements" for membership. You may simply attend with a desire to work the steps for healing regardless of your hurts, habits or hang-ups and compulsive behavior issues.
Q. Is Celebrate Recovery Confidential?
A. Yes, Celebrate Recovery guidelines maintain strict confidentiality to create a "safe place" where you can take off the "mask" and be real and honest without fear. Confidentiality and a non-judgemental environment are assured.
Q. Is there a cost or fee to attend a Celebrate Recovery meeting?
A. Celebrate Recovery is a completely free ministry, free-will offerings are taken during each meeting to cover ministry costs, but NOT required.
Q. What if I can't attend every week?
A. You are always welcome to come when you can, as with any endeavor, the more time and effort you put into Celebrate Recovery, the more benefit you will personally gain.