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Look for Virtual Retreats listed on the website, available during the current covid-19 emergency. Discover a new way of living during retreats or meetings – in an environment that welcomes both you and your family.

Gain the support you need to overcome addiction. Discover how thousands of people have “Recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body.” Each Came to Believe Recovery event aims to connect you with the source of faith and recovery.

Came to Believe Recovery Retreats are not a 24 hour helpline. If you are in a life-endangering emergency, please call your local authorities by dialing 911. If you or a loved one are at risk of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255.

Struggling? Lost? Giving up Hope?

You don’t have to be alone

At Came to Believe Recovery programs, addicts, alcoholics and their families “take the steps” as the founders described and experienced.  People learn the historical truth about AA’s original success, discover the power of the spiritual awakening, engage with the spiritual principles, and experience the Steps in a profound way

You can be RECOVERED and living a happy, joyous life. Here you will find programs and principles behind overcoming hopeless states of mind and body.  Came to Believe Recovery understands the tensions and challenges of addiction and brokenness and invite you to join us on the happy path to recovery.

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Weekly Meetings

Meetings are designed to support the journey to a new life. Open to newcomers as well as post-retreat attendees, these meetings are a source of sponsorship for beginners and fellowship for all. 

CTBR Retreat organizers work together to grow a conversation of hope around proven recovery solutions that worked for us. With a powerful RECOVERY COMMUNITY, we welcome both the addicted AND their loved ones. All Came to Believe Recovery Outreach efforts seek to grow a conversation of hope and build a full community of success

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In the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous chapter entitled The Doctor’s Opinion, alcoholics are described as having an allergy that sets off a  “phenomenon of craving”  when alcohol is ingested. Alcoholics also succumb to or are subject to, obsession, strange mental twists and blank spots around drinking that at times baffle even the most learned. causing willpower to disappear. Leading to having little control over the  amount of alcohol they take. These mental twists lead to the taking of the first drink, kicking off the above mentioned phenomena of craving and are the peculiar characteristics of those who are “real alcoholics” This is in large part what separates the alcoholic from the heavy or casual drinker.

Since the writing of the A.A. big book, it has been widely accepted that this thinking that precedes a drink is not exclusive to alcohol, but extends to many other substances where this thinking leads to drinking, or engaging in the behaviors we are powerless over.

If this applies to you and you are at a crossroads, be encouraged. If you’ve attempted to control yourself and are unable to stop whatever it is that holds you in bondage, you may feel destined to a path of ruin. The solution to your problem is at hand.

The psychic change required to overcome addiction and brokenness is closer than you think. The forward to all editions of the A.A. Big Book states. “We are more than one hundred men and women who have RECOVERED from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body.” Today we at Came to Believe Recovery say that we are thousands of men and women who have come to recognize the mental twists and replace them with a program. We, too, have RECOVERED.

We are also hundreds of men and women who volunteer their skills and experience to organize retreats and meetings. We share successes and focus on the original process of going through the 12 Steps in a profound way and manner in which we were taught and experienced them.

Overcoming the spiritual malady that pervades our character and fuels the mental twists is essential if you wish to recover, as we have. The program of action outlined in the 12 Steps – if followed thoroughly and painstakingly – WILL RESULT IN THE OVERCOMING OF THE SPIRITUAL MALADY which will lead to freedom…

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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.