Tri-Cities Recovery is non-residential small group ministry that is helping take back their community by dealing with life-controlling problems. Based on five components of recovery, we use the proven, Living Free Curriculum. The 5 Components of Recovery are decision, positive peer pressure choice, accountability, boundaries, and consistency. A leadership team is trained and oversees facilitators and schedules the groups.
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Life-controlling problems fall into three categories:
- Substance: drugs, alcohol, food, prescription medications
- Behavior: gambling, pornography, outburst of anger, etc.
- Relationships: co-dependent, unhealthy, or enmeshed relationships.
Five Components of Recovery
- Decision- I have come to a point in my life where I will finally admit that I am sick and tired of being sick and tired! I make the decision to get serious about recovery! Joshua 24:15 If you have no desire to worship the LORD, choose today whom you will worship, whether it be the gods whom your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. But I and my family will worship the LORD!
- Positive Peer Choice- I will surround myself with people who are serious about my life-change and who will encourage me. Psalms 1:1 How blessed is the one who does not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand in the pathway with sinners, or sit in the assembly of scoffers!
- Accountability- I will hold myself accountable for my actions and decisions based on my Life-plan. I will make myself accountable to others who can help me evaluate my progress and help me to be responsible for personal inventory. Romans 14:12 Therefore, each of us will give account of himself to God
- Boundaries- I will learn the word "no" and understand that there are people I must not see and places where I must not go. Jeremiah 5:22 "You should fear me!" says the LORD. "You should tremble in awe before me! I made the sand to be a boundary for the sea, A permanent barrier that it can never cross. Its waves may roll, but they can never prevail. They may roar, but they can never cross beyond that boundary."
- Consistency- I understand that it's not how I start my Life-plan, but how consistent I am in the implementation! I realize that recovery and discipleship are for a lifetime. Matthew 24:13 But the person who endures to the end will be saved.