Celebrate Recovery

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Self-help support groups are essential in helping people find lasting recovery. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is the most well-known of these groups. Since its start in 1935, AA’s emphasis on “higher power,” group meetings, and sponsorship has helped many alcoholics get and stay sober. While AA’s spiritual message may turn some away, those with strong Christian principles feel that AA isn’t spiritual enough. For those who seek a 12-Step program with a faith-based approach, Celebrate Recovery is an excellent option.

If you are unfamiliar with Celebrate Recovery, it is important to learn more about the group’s origins, how it works, and the benefits of Spoken Celebrate Recovery meetings. When you are struggling with a drug and alcohol addiction, it is important to have different options. Sequoia Recovery Centers is a top-tier drug and alcohol detox center in Spokane, WA. Our expert care and personalized programs will get you on the road to recovery.

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What is Celebrate Recovery?

Formed in 1991, Celebrate Recovery is a 12-Step program rooted in Christian beliefs. The main objective of Celebrate Recovery is to utilize biblical teaching and principles to help people heal from what they call the 3Hs, which are hurtshang-ups, and habits. The 3Hs are defined as anything that stands in the way of having a strong connection and relationship with God. These hurts, hang-ups, and habits can be standalone issues or be interconnected. Common examples of the “3H’s” are the following:


  • Physical, sexual, and psychological abuse
  • Divorce
  • Unhealthy relationships  
  • Unresolved trauma such as sudden death in the family, surviving a natural disaster or major accident or being the victim of a violent crime.


  • Anger
  • Jealousy
  • Poor life decisions
  • Depression
  • Excessive pride


  • Drug and alcohol addiction
  • Gambling
  • Food addiction
  • Online gaming
  • Shopping addiction

To help people address and overcome the “3H’s”, Celebrate Recovery utilizes 12-step work, group meetings, testimonials, and sponsorship, among other tools. The Celebrate Recovery mission statement is to build recovery for those struggling with hurts, hang-ups, and habits and help restore and strengthen one’s relationship with Christ.

The struggle with substance abuse is very real. If you or a loved one needs help, Sequoia Recovery Centers is here for you. Our evidence-based detox programs are effective, safe, and customized to fit your unique needs. Call us today and start your recovery journey.

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Who Started Celebrate Recovery?

The genesis of Celebrate Recovery was a 13-page letter sent by John Baker to Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in Lakewood, CA. In the letter, Baker told Warren about how God provided healing in his life and how he wanted to share the principles he learned in his recovery with others. The first meeting of CR took place in November 1991 at Charter Hospital in Mission Viejo, CA. Within a couple of years, The Celebrate Recovery ministry showed steady growth. By the mid-1990s, other congregations in the area began to adopt CR into their ministries.

By the late 1990s, the Celebrate Recovery program was integrated into prison programming, and now CR is found in 42 prison systems worldwide. Celebrate Recovery also holds a bi-annual “Celebrate Recovery Summit” as well as regular one-day seminars throughout the year. By the 2010s, Celebrate Recovery created specific ministries for specific populations, including teens, veterans, and Native American populations, among others.

No matter the severity of your addiction, the help you need is one phone call away. Sequoia Recovery Centers is one of Washington’s premier detox centers. Our experienced staff and evidence-based programming will restore your health and provide a solid foundation for your recovery. Call us today and learn more.

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Is Celebrate Recovery a 12-Step Program?

Celebrate Recovery is considered a 12-Step program and utilizes the Steps with some minor alterations. Each step has a specific Bible passage that helps people understand the concept behind the Step itself. 

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How Does Celebrate Recovery Work?

Spokane Celebrate Recovery meetings are typically broken up into three parts. The first portion is a large group meeting where participants engage in prayer, praise, and worship. During this meeting, people become more in touch with Jesus Christ and establish a true connection with Him. After this large group meeting, Spokane Celebrate Recovery meetings transition into smaller open share groups where each member can be free and open in discussing the hurts, hang-ups, and habits that keep them stuck. Much like AA, Celebrate Recovery open share groups have a non-judgmental and safe environment. People are supportive of one another, and this helps create a solid support network. 

Additionally, Spokane Celebrate Recovery meetings feature Step Study groups where participants go on a guided journey through the 12 Steps and Eight Principles. People in step study groups are free to share specific feelings about their journey. CR meetings can be gender and issue-specific, and people do not have to be of any religious denomination to join. These meetings are weekly, and regular attendance is strongly encouraged to get the desired results. 

Do you feel stuck in addiction? Sequoia Recovery Centers’s medical detox programs in Washington can help you wean off substances in a safe, comfortable, state-of-the-art facility. Call us today and start taking back control of your life.

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What are the Benefits of Celebrate Recovery?

For people who are looking to strengthen their faith and deepen their relationship with God, Celebrate Recovery is an excellent program. In addition to substance abuse, CR can be of tremendous benefit to people who are looking to control their emotions and overcome destructive habits. Through step study, sponsorship, and other resources, Spokane Celebrate Recovery meetings participants can find help and inspiration to deal with their specific issues.

Importantly, CR provides a great support network of people who put God first. The friends and connections made during Celebrate Recovery can last a lifetime. With its inclusive nature, people from all walks of life and spiritual backgrounds may find benefit from the program. 

Sequoia Recovery Centers cares about your health and well-being. In addition to medical detox services, we have a broad network of treatment facilities that can help you continue your journey to lasting sobriety. Call Sequoia Recovery Centers and begin your transformation right now.

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You are unique in your treatment needs. When looking for a treatment program, you must find a facility that offers the services and resources you need that are customized for you. Sequoia Recovery Centers offers medical detox programs that are evidence-based, effective, and personalized to meet your specific needs. We also provide individual and group therapy, and we work with a wide variety of treatment facilities that provide the programs and support you need to find lasting recovery.

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  • https://www.celebraterecovery.com/
  • https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2013/05/21/celebrate-recovery-12-step-program/2346409/
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6759672/