It's been an ongoing effort in DeWitt County but a local religious leader is not giving up on starting a recovery program for individuals with addictions of all types.
Celebrate Recovery is a program that is religiously based and Brother Randy Myers from the Clinton United Methodist Church says it covers everything from drug or alcohol addictions to recoveries from abusive relationships or divorce.
While the program is based on the 12-steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, Myers says it is a faith-based program but the 12 step program actually based on teachings from the early church.
Myers indicates the program seeks leaders within the community that are on their own journey of sobriety.
In DeWitt County, Myers indicates they need to get people introduced to the Celebrate Recovery program and create a community of people working on their sobriety. He also points to ending the stigma associated with those who battle addictions.
Those that may be hesitant to join Celebrate Recovery because of the religious affiliation, Myers encourages them to consider they need to seek out a higher power and keep an open mind.
To learn more about Celebrate Recovery, contact Myers' wife, Renee, by dialing 217-820-0907.