HELPING PEOPLE DO LIFE, WITH PEOPLE
Living Free meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm at Living Word Church.
What is Living Free?
Let’s cut to the chase. Life sometimes can be difficult, especially when other people are involved. We are socially bonding creatures and the thing we need the most (people) is the thing that usually has hurt us the most. Living Free is a recovery group with a simple mission: to help people do life, with people.
How do we see addiction?
Imagine an iceberg. You can only see about 10% of it. It’s what you don’t see that causes the problem. Drugs, alcohol and other destructive behaviors are the visible parts that others can see. The unseen are your memories of the past and the feelings towards them. We don’t see people as alcoholics or drug addicts. Why would anyone want to be defined that way? We see our members as human beings with heart issues.
What do we believe?
We believe that God has created us all uniquely and with purpose. The tools for doing life and solving problems were designed and built into us by our Creator. We teach people what those tools are and how to use them. We believe the pattern for living is found in the scriptures. You cannot do recovery alone. You need God and you need the help of other people.
What do we do?
We’re different. We do things differently and you’ll notice that right away. We don’t template a remedy. People are not made that way. We take the time to know you. We ask questions and we listen. We’ll help you make a recovery plan, a plan you can take ownership in. We strive to create an environment that is safe, where the mask can come off and where you can take healthy risks and start to trust again. We teach healthy spirit, mind and body and offer practical lessons based on real life experiences on how to maintain these three very important areas of our lives.
Why Living Free?
We feel we have something to offer, HOPE. In Living Free there are a variety of life experiences and we are willing to share our failures and our victories. We’re transparent and open. There are no masks. There is no guilt or shame. You deserve respect, love, mercy and help. We’ll teach you how your brain works, how your body reacts and help you discover who you are. Progress not perfection … that’s what we strive for.
What about family?
Addiction affects us and the people around us physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and socially. The best thing for your loved one who is struggling with addiction is that you stay healthy and maintain your role as parent, spouse or sibling. We can help you with that and give you support.
What can’t we do?
We can’t fix you and we can’t heal you. We are here to come along side you and help guide you. Recovery must be experienced and we’re here to help you experience recovery. If we don’t have the services or experience in an area of your life, we’ll tell you and try our best to get you connected with someone that does.
There is no “do this one trick” or “life hacks” for healing. You need to feel to heal. Recovery is a process. We ask that you give us and yourself 5 weeks to feel the difference. You can’t make lifelong friends and have life changing progress from self-discovery in your first meeting. We offer different groups depending where you are in your recovery. Do you want to plug into a maintenance group? We have a group for that. Maybe you’re not ready for a group setting and need something else. We offer one-on-one. We also offer Change Groups for something in between. Talk to us. Let’s see what we can do together!