WILMINGTON — A group called Celebrate Recovery (CR) will do a big relaunch Friday evening, April 21 at the Wilmington Church of Christ located at 909 W. Locust St. in Wilmington.
The leadership team is made up of members of various local congregations. They have been planning the relaunch since last fall.
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian 12-step recovery group with more than 20,000 groups worldwide, and now has a presence in Wilmington.
The group is designed not only for people struggling with addictions, but friends and family who have loved ones who struggle with addiction.
There are a number of groups and services designed for people dealing with addiction, but there are fewer local resources for the families and friends of those struggling with addiction, stated a media release.
In fact, CR is not limited to addictions, but is useful for any hurt, habit, or hang-up, according to the release.
Those issues include: codependency, over eating, smoking, divorce, depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, pornography, past hurts and resentments, over spending and many other things.
Wilmington Mayor John Stanforth attended one of the planning meetings, and said he’s excited to see this level of help and encouragement available within the community.
“We also have the support and encouragement of many in the judicial, pastoral, and counseling community as well,” said a spokesperson.
The meetings are on Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m. to accommodate more community-building and to provide a safe and fun place to hang out on a Friday night, stated the release.
A free meal has been added at 6:30 p.m., and coffee and dessert afterward in order to foster a healthier recovery community.
Also being added are a divorce care group and a financial freedom group which will start on Friday, May 5.
The CR details are: doors open at 6 p.m., meal starts at 6:30, worship starts at 7 p.m., and coffee and dessert at 9 p.m.
For interested persons, contacts are Darrell Wilson at 513-253-6286 or Cathy Doughman at 937-830-2300.