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What We Do

What We do


Came to Believe Recovery strives to create and promote opportunities for life-changing spiritual experiences for individuals and families suffering from all forms of addiction. We seek to provide essential spiritual tools they need to thrive. We of CTBR share our experience, strength and hope through our stories of how we came to believe.

We are driven by the the original Christian principles found in the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous which inspired Spiritual Awakenings in us.  We seek to connect people with the source of the spiritual power that brought our faith and recovery programs together. Simply, we help people discover a new way of living.

The Came to Believe Retreats welcome both those addicted AND family members.   At these weekend retreats we seek to let people discover how thousands of people have “Recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body.” 

All of the CTB retreats offered throughout the world are independently and locally led by recovered alcoholics, addicts and family members. These leaders carry the original AA spiritual message – just as the AA founders passed on to us.

You can choose from over 30 Came To Believe Spiritual Retreats in the United States, England and Ireland (more retreats are emerging.) Click on a button below to find the location or date that works for you.


The three day retreat is designed to expose the drug addict, alcoholic and their families to the principles that made the 12 steps so successful and give them the opportunity to “take the steps” as the founders did. The three day retreat is a community building means of outreach for CTBR.

One Day Step Experiences

The ODSE is the best of the retreats in one day. In these local workshops the people are able to “take the steps” as the founders did in one day while being exposed to the history and legacy that has made CTBR so successful for the last 50 years.The ODSE is designed specifically to be implemented in places where there is a strong community of support already in existence.


CTBR engages many diverse forms of outreach, always through the lens of engaging tangible brokenness in sustainable ways. Our Ride for Recovery has been a far reaching way that we have sought to grow a global conversation of hope over the last two years, as is our new church recovery program being launched during National Recovery month (September).

Research and Education

CTBR holds true to the idea that doing what we have always done and expecting different results is the definition of insanity. As such, we are committed to pursuing the development of new methodologies to reach the global addiction epidemic. Our research is done in local contexts with key partners, allowing for the ongoing development of recovery based communities worldwide.

Church Programs

Who is seeking to meet the church where they are and equip them to more effectively be a key contributor in the addiction and alcoholism need? CTBR believes that the Christian church is uniquely positioned to be a leader in combating tangible brokenness. Our programs are designed to help the local church uncover the most effective way to engage an ever expanding need within their local context.


CTBR Consulting is based on years of experience with both missions to the addict and alcoholic and behavioral consulting work done across the globe. We have a vast network of strategic partners that we rely on to help us provide our clients, the local church or recovery organization, with the tools necessary to increase their impact, foster sustainable recovery and restoration and transform their bottom line.