Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christians-In-Recovery & Alcoholics Victorious Data


Dick B. wrote:

Request for Details on Your Christian Recovery Program


From Dick B.

Executive Director, International Christian Recovery Coalition

PO Box 837, Kihei, HI 96753-0837; 1-808-874-4876



The International Christian Recovery Coalition makes no attempt to certify or endorse or recommend a particular program or technique for recovery from alcoholism, drug addiction, or other life-controlling problems. (Please see It does receive phone calls, emails, and letters from all over the world. Typically, inquiries are from mothers, wives, and relatives of an afflicted person. The inquirer states he or she is a Christian; and states that the afflicted person: (1) may be or want to be a Christian; (2) is in dire straits with a seemingly-medically-incurable problem; (3) is in revolving treatment; and (4) is at his or her bottom. The inquirer asks if we know of Christian interventions, treatment, counseling, after care, sober living, and/or family-concerned efforts; and if we know Christian leaders or workers or fellowships who can help.


International Christian Recovery Coalitions “Participants” are located in every state and several other nations ( They pay no dues and charge no fees in connection with their Coalition participation. They seek to tell others the role that God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible played in the origins, history, founding, original “Christian fellowship,” and successes of early A.A. They also endeavor to show how the lessons learned from “old-school” successes can be applied in the recovery arena today. Most “Participants” are conversant with, or actually operating, Christian recovery efforts. And we try to keep them in touch with each other, with treatment resources, and with inquirers who want Christian help for themselves or their afflicted people.


This is to request that you send us by mail, phone, email, brochure, or information flyer details on the following questions we deem important when we suggest possibilities to Coalition “Participants,” to Christian leaders and workers in the recovery arena, and to the afflicted today.


1.      Is your CEO or Program Director a Christian? Yes


2.      How many of your staff members are Christians, and what are their roles in treatment? All are Christians


4.      Do you offer a full, substantive Christian recovery program?

Online recovery services

5.      Does your program teach about the Christian organizations and individuals who preceded A.A. and helped drunks, such as: (a) the Salvation Army; (b) rescue missions; (c) the Young Men’s Christian Association; (d) great evangelists like Moody and Sankey; and (e) the Young People’s Society of Christian Endeavor?


6.      Does your program teach about the Christian upbringing of A.A.’s cofounders Bill W. and Dr. Bob?


7.      Does your program teach about the original A.A. “Christian fellowship” program founded in Akron in 1935? Does it teach the summary of that program reported by John D. Rockefeller, Jr.’s representative Frank Amos and published on page 131 of A.A.’s DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers.


8.      Does your program teach about the 16 Christian practices which characterized the original A.A. “Christian fellowship” program and which are summarized in The Dick B. Christian Recovery Guide, 3rd ed. (2010)?


9.      Does your program teach about the astonishing success rates of the original Akron program and of the Cleveland Fellowship which began in 1939?


10.  Does your program teach about how even today’s A.A. General Service conference-approved literature explicitly covers and tells the details about the roles played by God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible in early A.A.’s astonishing successes?


11.  Does your program teach about how all of the original AAs who were not already children of God were required to profess a belief in Almighty God and to come to Him through His Son Jesus Christ?


12.  Are you willing to incorporate material such as that which was touched on in questions 4-10 above in your curriculum, whatever your technique, program, or approach?


13.  Do you conduct a full-time, substantive Christian recovery program which emphasizes: (a) God; (b) His Son Jesus Christ; (c) the Holy Spirit; (d) the Bible; (3) prayer; (f) Quiet Time; (g) Christian devotionals; (h) Christian recovery literature; (i) Bible study; (j) faculty or facilitators who have substantial Christian recovery training as clergy, recovery pastors, chaplains, Christian recovery program directors, and/or Christian recovery fellowship program leaders; (k) the power, love, healing abilities, guidance, forgiveness, and deliverance aspects of Almighty God and His Son Jesus Christ? (l) the renewed mind; and mj) walking by the Spirit of God rather than by the flesh.


14.  Do you have worship services, Bible study, prayer meetings, Christian counseling, and recovery background classes on your premises?

All on Internet. Bible Study, Prayer Meetings,

15.  Are you holding yourself out as a full-time, complete, healing Christian recovery program or facility?


16.  Would you consider examining and perhaps even using the material researched and written by author Dick B. as a writer, historian, retired attorney, Bible student, CDAAC, and active recovered AA for over 26 years of continuous sobriety, and publisher of 46 titles and 1,250 articles on Alcoholics Anonymous history and the Christian Recovery Movement?

17.  Yes

Christians in Recovery
P.O. Box 4422
Tequesta, FL 33469

Alcoholics Victorious
P.O. Box 4422
Tequesta, FL 33469

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