Groups -- Addictions

Drug Abuse


Celebrate Recovery (Windsor Road Christian Church) (2009 A,L)
The purpose of the Celebrate Recovery ministry is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the eight Recovery Principles and the Christ-Centered 12 steps. By working and applying these principles, we become free from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors, our hurts, hang-ups and habits. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy, and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others. Meetings are every Friday at Windsor Road Christian Church, 2501 Windsor Road, Champaign. Dinner at 5:45 p.m., Large Group Lesson at 6:15 p.m., Gender/Issue Specific Share Groups at 7:00 p.m.
Call: Windsor Road Christian Church (217) 359-2122
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Write: Windsor Road Christian Church, 2501 Windsor Rd., Champaign, IL 61822

No Longer Bound (1998 F,L)
This Christian support group is for people, ages 18 and older, who want to learn new behavior patterns for any unwanted habits. The group uses biblical principles and emphasizes self-understanding and the unchanging love of God for all humanity. It offers tools to restore the fruit of the Spirit, provides a workable formula for confronting the past, provides a model for surrendering one's life to God, reaffirms God's right and power to rule over all of life, and emphasizes the relationship between the 12 steps and the practices of Christian living. The group includes discussion, learning, self-awareness, and sharing of life experiences. Call Evangelist Eloris Nash for schedule, information, and preregistration.
Call: Evangelist Eloris Nash (217) 352-9527 or (217) 390-2813

Restore (The Vineyard Church) (1999 A,L)
This program is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ and is loosely based on a 12-step program. It is for people who are building healthy relationships and finding hope, strength, and freedom from hurts, habits, and inhibitions. Meets Tues., 6:45-9:00 p.m., The Vineyard Hope Center, 1802 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.
Call: Eddie Lutz or Dan Putman (217) 384-3070
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Write: Daniel Putman, The Vineyard Church, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, IL 61801

Women for Sobriety (W.F.S.) (1998 A,L)
This group provides meetings and phone support to help women recover from problems with alcoholism and/or chemical addictions. This is an alternative recovery program to AA. Meets Mon., 7:00-8:00 p.m. at New Covenant Fellowship, 124 W. White St., Champaign.
Call: Sue (217) 355-3921 or W.F.S. national office (215) 536-8026
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Champaign County and East Central IL

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) (1953 A,L)
This group provides support for any individual who wishes to live a drug-free life. It provides education about NA to interested groups in the community. For meeting times and places in Champaign, Coles, McLean, Macon, Peoria, Sangamon and Vermilion Counties, contact the Helpline.
Call: Helpline (800) 539-0475
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Write: Primary Purpose Area of NA, P.O. Box 1332, Champaign, IL 61824-1332


Rescue Us Addiction Program (2015 A,L/P)
This group provides support for all addictions, drugs, food, pornography, etc., and is an outreach ministry to functioning addicts and adult family members, bringing them to the local New Testament church for help and support. It is also a strong discipleship program for the churched and unchurched. Transportation and childcare can be arranged. Meets Fridays 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 201 Frazier St., just behind First Church of Christ, Georgetown.
Call: Dan Gocken (217) 274-0333 or Stephen Hughes (217) 474-2306