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We Want You to Be

Let’s end brokenness from addiction throughout the world.

We are a group of men and women who have recovered from a variety of addictions including drugs and alcohol. We are committed to helping others break free from their addictions through retreats, workshops and other events that provide the tools and directions for powerful spiritual awakening.

WE CONTINUE THE LEGACY OF RECOVERY GROUNDED IN THE SPIRITUAL AWAKENING & EXPERIENCE THAT RESULT FROM THE 12 STEPS, AS PRACTICED BY THE FOUNDERS OF A.A., BEGINNING IN THE 1930s AND CONTINUING TO THE PRESENT

Creating life-long

Spiritual Awakening

Came to Believe Recovery provides essential spiritual tools needed to thrive. We strive to create and promote opportunities for life-changing spiritual experiences for individuals and families suffering from all forms of addiction. We share our experience, strength and hope through our own stories of how we ‘came to believe.’

Driven by the original Spiritual principles found in the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, we connect people with the Source of spiritual and physical freedom to discover a new way of living.

With a Powerful

Network

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Came to Believe Recovery. Our recovery programs offer people in recovery a way to give back – to strengthen their own recovery and to support others who are seeking recovery.

Over 300 volunteers worldwide make up a powerful network for the spread of this vital message.  The CTBR retreats and programs welcome both those addicted AND family members and loved ones. Our network includes individuals from each of these categories further strengthening  our belief that we got sick together and we can get well together.

For more information on volunteering, please contact us.

12
Steps

Following the 12 Steps that made the original AA successful

50
Years

Over 50 years of experience in recovery and retreats

30
Retreats

Over 30 retreat locations in the USA & UK, and still growing!

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Events

CTBR Events jump-start recovery. They are offered throughout the world and are independently and locally led by recovered alcoholics, addicts and family members who are part of the CTBR network. Choose from dozens of Came To Believe Spiritual Retreats in the United States, England and Ireland, and Europe.
Click on a button below to find the location or date that works for you.

Meet Our

People

CTBR Retreat stewards, joined by over 300 volunteers, facilitate personal transformations at events and also work together to grow a global conversation of hope around these proven recovery solutions.

Jim T.

Steward of Chautauqua retreat. CTBR Board member

Dee C.

Chair of CTBR Board of Directors. Steward and team member of Harts, Kent and North Pennines retreats in the UK

Wayne B.

CTBR Board of Directors’ Finance Committee Chair and strategic advisor to President/CEO.

Steve F.

CTBR Board of Directors’ Fundraising Committee Chair. Clarence Snyder sponsee. Steve and Sue were co-stewards of Leesburg retreat for 35 years

DiSouza Viv

Viv D.

Member of CTBR Board of Directors. Chair of Retreats Committee

Jack R.

Member of the CTBR Board of Directors and Leesburg retreat co-leader for over 30 years.

BJ R.

Co-Leader of Leesburg retreats for 30 years and Member and Treasurer of CTBR Board of Directors

Sean H.

Member of CTBR Board of Directors Midwest regional CTBR leader.

Sue F.

Secretary of CTBR Board of Directors. Co-Leader of Leesburg retreat for 35 years. (Took Steps with Clarence S)

Vicki W.

Grace Snyder sponsee (taken through her Steps by Clarence) Member of CTBR Board of Directors. Organizer of Waxahachie retreat in Texas.

Tom W.

President/CEO of CTBR, Inc. Schooley’s Mountain retreat team.