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.
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.
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.
Following the 12 Steps that made the original AA successful
Over 50 years of experience in recovery and retreats
Over 30 retreat locations in the USA & UK, and still growing!
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.
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Steward of Chautauqua retreat. CTBR Board member
Chair of CTBR Board of Directors. Steward and team member of Harts, Kent and North Pennines retreats in the UK
CTBR Board of Directors’ Finance Committee Chair and strategic advisor to President/CEO.
CTBR Board of Directors’ Fundraising Committee Chair. Clarence Snyder sponsee. Steve and Sue were co-stewards of Leesburg retreat for 35 years
Member of CTBR Board of Directors. Chair of Retreats Committee
Member of the CTBR Board of Directors and Leesburg retreat co-leader for over 30 years.
Co-Leader of Leesburg retreats for 30 years and Member and Treasurer of CTBR Board of Directors
Member of CTBR Board of Directors Midwest regional CTBR leader.
Secretary of CTBR Board of Directors. Co-Leader of Leesburg retreat for 35 years. (Took Steps with Clarence S)
Grace Snyder sponsee (taken through her Steps by Clarence) Member of CTBR Board of Directors. Organizer of Waxahachie retreat in Texas.
President/CEO of CTBR, Inc. Schooley’s Mountain retreat team.