Hey all, hope all is well all over the world . Right now is the middle of the Corona Pandemic, we are having virtual CHURCH CR and NA meetings. If you need a meeting check on one the the CR websites or even an NA website. Here in Orlando I help manage the Orlandona.org and Orlandocr.com websites
not much action on the site lately, wanted to share a story. I graduated CR back in 1989 in NYC , been in FL last 26 years. Recently one of my rental houses was turned into a grow House, during my dealing with the cleanup I encountered much cannabis smell, plus found large bags full of it. (immediately turned into the local police or destroyed) , if not for God's power and being taught to obey (as in matt 28:20) from Cr I may have used during this situation. Thanks to the NYC CR ministry I am still standing. I have many photos of the house, hopefully my experience can helps others somehow.
The Chemical Recovery Fellowship (CR) is a ministry of the International Churches of Christ that strives to help the addict recover and remain sober through the power of God.
The ChemicalRecovery.Org website is based out of New York.
The editor and site designer is Harry Mullan (hmullan 'at' chemicalrecovery.org) who has been involved with ChemicalRecovery.Org since its inception.
Other contributing writers are:
Kevin Davis ~ New York (kdavis 'at' chemicalrecovery.org)
Joseph Fusiller ~ New York (jfusiller 'at' chemicalrecovery.org)
David Martin ~ New York (dmartin 'at' chemicalrecovery.org)
Shawn Murray ~ New York (smurray 'at' chemicalrecovery.org)
Our definition of addiction comes from the Bible. In Romans 7:14 - 20, Paul writes, “l do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do… For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do - this I keep on doing”. We accept and understand that without Gods Power, we are truly powerless over our addictions.
We believe that addiction affects a person physically, pyschologically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually and that Gods plan for the addict is one of Total Recovery. God does not want to heal part of the addict but instead bring a whole healing to a life of misery and despair. We believe that recovery is not a quick fix or a 12 week program but instead, we approach recovery as a lifelong commitment. We believe that a person who is truly enslaved to alcohol and/or other drugs can only insure his or her continued sobriety by total abstinence, one day at a time for the rest of their life.
Chemical Recovery meetings are open to everyone. The only requirement is a desire to get well. The group has rules set in place to maintain order and to provide a tangible means by which we can evaluate our recovery. We have eight traditions that have a firm Biblical foundation. These traditions help keep focused on what is important about recovery.
An important part of Chemical Recovery is writing a journal. Details about the journal can be found here.