Addiction impacts more than just the addict: Family members, church groups, and our very community all can be impacted by the erosion of addiction.
Came to Believe Recovery encourages the entire community, especially the immediate family of the addict, to get involved in helping end today’s addiction and prevent future addicts. These resources should help equip churches and family members alike to help #EndAddiction.
We are committed to spiritual growth and healing in order to be ready for the personal relationships we will build together. We got sick together and we can certainly get well together. Our successful future will include families and friends.
Recovery Retreats are for everyone. We encourage addicts, friends and members of the family to attend together. We treasure the memory of Dr, Bob, Bill Wilson and Anne Smith sitting at the Smith’s kitchen table each morning for months as they studied and prayed together. That was before the Big Book was written. We invite everyone to the work of recovery. A robust support network for each member of the family greatly enhances success rates.
Serve as a key faith partner in the fight against the addiction epidemic! Together we can bridge the spiritual gap and invite addicts to a place where they can establish freedom and begin their relationship with God. Came to Believe Recovery and local churches have added opportunities to reach the least, last and lost.
Can we help you serve as a light in the darkness for those suffering from addiction within your congregation? Can we help struggling addicts understand spiritual truths and engage in a faith community as never before? Addicts and those suffering from the effects of addiction typically lack spiritual awareness and may have had negative experiences with religious doctrine. Can we help?
CTBR has produced workbooks and other printed resources to help spread the message and support those who sponsor others. We also seek to make vital connections to other resources relevant to the spiritual foundation of our program.
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.