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    Ben Breitenbach
    Ben Breitenbach
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    Hi everyone! I just joined the group because I’m trying to find where a Catholic goes for recovery. I am just finishing treatment and looking for after care and how I will fulfill the requirement for the Navy mandated meetings. I haven’t found an AA group that really seems to fit our faith and beliefs. I have also heard about Celebrate Recovery, using either a NLT, KJV, or NIV (all non Catholic bibles) to illustrate the 12 steps from scripture. Has anyone been to any of those meetings or know any other good place for a Catholic to find peace and recovery? Thanks for the help!

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    Michelle Jones
    Michelle Scherer
    Participant

    Hi Ben,

    I hope all is well with you and your recovery! Congratulations! My parish has a Substance Abuse Ministry (SAM) that meets once a week, but it’s on a day I can’t attend. I mainly go to AA (I have mandated meetings for my school program). I understand your dilemma; I too struggle with reconciling my faith and attendance at AA meetings….it’s something I’ve struggled with for 7 years. I have been to Celebrate Recovery but I don’t think it’s an option for my program. Additionally, I didn’t find it specific enough for my needs at the time. Sorry I can’t be of more help. Best of luck to you!

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    Sharon Fletcher
    Sharon Fletcher
    Participant

    Hi Ben,

    I just found out about Catholic in Recovery. I met with our pastor to start a group in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Palm Desert, Ca. He loved the idea. Perhaps you can start a group as well.
    I pray you are still sober and doing well. Go to Mass, celebrate the Sacraments and share the good news.

    Pax Vobiscum,
    Sharon F.

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