Breaking Addiction Meeting meets every Thursday from 7:30-8:45 pm, at Covenant Church in Doylestown (Google Maps Location HERE). This meeting is open to anyone affected by any addiction. If you yourself or someone you know is struggling with addiction this is a meeting for you to find, understand and share or just listen. If you are addicted to prescription drugs, illegal drugs, alcohol, food, work, body image, power, sex or anything that takes the place of God in your life, this is for you!!!
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The Breaking Addiction Meeting came out of the need for a community that reaches out to people struggling with substance abuse and other addictions. Our meeting invites people currently struggling with addictions, those who have overcome addictions, those with loved ones struggling and even people who have never had a personal engagement with addiction. We believe everyone in our community can show compassion and lend a hand.
Our meetings are facilitated by former addicts and alcoholics who have a desire to help others find freedom from their struggles. We have been there and know the hurt, shame and isolation people experience when dealing with this.
There is a stigma around addiction, especially for those who struggle with illegal substance abuse, and those who struggle with it understand this. This comes from the shame and disappointment in doing things that are illegal or considered unworthy by society.
Isolation and loneliness plague those with addiction. We offer a meeting where everyone is welcome, regardless of beliefs, age, race or gender. We are believers in Jesus Christ but do not force our personal beliefs on anyone.
The meetings have 3 formats:
- Story – Someone shares their story of struggle and victory over addiction, and there is a discussion afterword that can relate to the speaker or be about something going on in life.
- Large Group Discussion – This is a night where everyone has an opportunity to share. Sometimes it is topic themed, sometimes it’s just a general discussion where anyone can share anything.
- Break Out Groups – This is a night where men and women separate into different rooms, and we have discussions. Just like the large group, these can be topic based or only a general discussion.
1 Thessalonians 5:14 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
Abba Father we thank you for adding all these things to us when we seek you. When we no longer seek our desires we place everything good back in its right place. Give us the strength to love one another as You have loved us. We praise You and ask that Your will be done. In Jesus name, Amen
Breaking Addiction Meeting Format
These meetings are open to all, regardless of an individual’s religious beliefs, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
These meetings are for anyone affected by any addiction and their loved ones. We are here to recognize the common ground we stand on, we all struggle with something. When we acknowledge that truth we can stand together, no one above another.
It is our desire for this to be a “Room of Grace”, sharing the same Grace Jesus has shown us; a place where you will find love and acceptance without judgment; a safe and confidential place for anyone who is hurting, confused or struggling.
We want to help one another find freedom from the isolation that is too often associated with addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors.
This freedom can bring peace, serenity, and joy. Most importantly, this freedom breaks the bondage that God intended us to be free from.
We are not a therapy group. No one is here in an official capacity.
We are here to grow spiritually, and in doing so, hope to reconcile the relationships in our lives.
We are here to take an honest look at ourselves and our shortcomings in a safe environment.
We are here to grow in intimacy with God.
Please remember… what you hear at this meeting is confidential and we respect the privacy of those who share here today.