Let’s end brokenness from addiction.
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.
Following the 12 Steps that made the original AA successful
Over 50 years of experience in recovery and retreats
26 Retreats held throughout the year in the United States
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.
Experience our success stories by visiting our Recovery TV page and enjoy our episodes, here!
Volunteers are the heart and soul of Came to Believe Recovery. Our recovery programs are volunteer-based and offer people in recovery a way to give back, to strengthen their own recovery, and to support others who are seeking recovery. For more information on volunteering, please contact us!
Hundreds of volunteers make up a powerful network for the spread of our vital message. The Came to Believe Recovery retreats and programs welcome both those addicted AND family members and loved ones. Our volunteer network includes individuals from each of these categories further strengthening, we believe we got sick together and we can get well together. We let people discover how thousands of people have “recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body.”
CTBR Retreat stewards, joined by over 300 volunteers, facilitate personal transformations at events and also work together to grow a conversation of hope around these proven recovery solutions.
Chair of CTBR Board of Directors. Steward and team member of Herts, Kent and North Pennines retreats in the UK
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
Secretary of CTBR Board of Directors. Co-Leader of Leesburg retreat for 35 years. (Took Steps with Clarence S)
President/CEO of CTBR, Inc. Schooley’s Mountain retreat team.
Tom is committed to the CTBR mission to #ENDADDICTION throughout the world and to help all the broken learn how to become free and Live in The Go. He makes it a priority to work with alcoholics one on one whenever possible.
Tom Williams is the CEO of Came to Believe Recovery since 2018. Attending well over 100 retreats made Tom uniquely qualified to lead the movement. While Came to Believe Retreats have been around for decades, this coalition of leaders was essentially a startup, requiring universal branding, training, and materials for all events. Tom is a veteran of the US Army and spent 15 years as a fitness professional. Once RECOVERED, Tom earned an undergraduate degree in business followed by an MBA — graduating with high honors. Tom worked as a recruiter for Centenary University and advanced to become the Director of Business Development. Tom has a passion for running and weight training and his favorite hobby is playing guitar.
Casarah joined Came to Believe Recovery in 2021. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Political Science from Muhlenberg College and has a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology from George Washington University. Casarah previously worked for Morris County Prevention is Key-C.A.R.E.S as the peer services coordinator. At C.A.R.E.S, Casarah ran recovery meetings, did outreach to high risk populations/homeless populations, handed out Narcan while teaching the individuals how to use it, and supported all individuals that entered the recovery center. She has taken training such as Peer Recovery Specialist Training, Mental Health First Aid, and Trans/Queer/LGBTQ+ Cultural Competence. Casarah entered this field because she wanted to be a part of creating a continuum of care for those with substance use disorders and others struggling that is based on compassion and unconditional support.