THE BIBLICAL ALTERNATIVE FOR ADDICTION RECOVERY
We Offer You GOD's CURE for Addiction
As we were just about to schedule the first lunch club event, covid-19 happened.
Hopefully, once all of the restrictions pass, we can have our first lunch.
We can only move forward with the Recovery Lunch Club planning once the danger of Covid-19 transmission is over.
Will life ever return to 'normal'? Will Covid-19 forever change the way we live? Can social distancing ever come to an end?
We can't know the answers to the questions above at this time. No one does. We just have to wait out this storm. In the meantime, if anyone needs support, you can join us online. We can accomplish every goal and purpose of this club online, so don't hesitate to contact us if you want help. It's all 100% FREE with no hidden costs. We have groups and individual coaching and counseling available.
You can read about the original plan for the Recovery Lunch Club below. We're hopeful that this could still happen.
Our GOAL is to provide a motivational and inspirational social outlet that brings together people from all different paths of recovery and support. We offer a time to gather and share stories & experiences with each other in a warm, relaxed and casual setting of sharing a meal. Eating together offers an added and deeper level of commitment and support which helps to positively rebuild lives from the ravages of addiction.
Peer Support Recovery has now been found to be a powerful element in helping to maintain sobriety by being able to hear the personal stories of their peers and share their own stories. Peer Support also has been found to help improve social skills and leadership skills while helping others to maintain their sobriety.
WHY OFFER SOMETHING IN ADDITION TO SUPPORT GROUPS?
Research on addiction treatment and recovery finds that individuals feel more comfortable dealing with complex issues when they are involved in relaxed social groups engaging in soothing activities with their peers. With The Recovery Lunch Club, we can expand their interactions with people from all roads of recovery besides their own. We are not here to replace support groups, as they can be very necessary. We are here to add an enjoyable and powerful layer to recovery that profoundly assists in maintaining sobriety .
The concept of peer support during and after treatment has become popular because it offers practical benefits for individuals who are doing the difficult work of rebuilding their lives after the ravages of addiction. Peers can offer assistance to each other in four different areas:
Members may be at different levels of recovery and can offer practical advice and real-life information about the best ways to rebuild life after addiction. In groups that provide spiritual support in recovery in addition to other types of assistance, the group experience provides greater spiritual depth for the success of the recovery process.
The daily issues of recovery can be worked out more effectively among peers, in a social experience, who have shared similar life experiences and who can offer appropriate levels of emotional support to sustain sobriety. This special connection with The Recovery Lunch Club Members can be instrumental in providing the sense of belonging that individuals need after the difficulties they have experienced during addiction. Add to this, sharing victories during recovery elevates the road to success for oneself and for others.
How we're achieving our Goal includes the following:
Our mission is to provide an added layer of support for those in recovery and recovery support here in our local communities. We accomplish this by bringing together like-minded people from all roads of recovery. We want everyone to feel comfortable, feel safe, have the freedom to express your thoughts, be able to talk things out, understand how to walk out your recovery in victory, and learn from your peers and mentors. We're providing you with all of this at fun and uplifting monthly lunch events. Our professional Recovery Team is available 24/7 for each Club Member if you need to talk.
WHO CAN JOIN & BECOME A MEMBER?
Anyone who is actively in Recovery is welcome to join. With only the occasional exception, we will be having most of our lunches in the Hot Springs, Montana area and the nearby surrounding communities. Our Club Members will definitely have a say in where they would like to meet up for future lunch events.
We firmly believe that all of you who are in recovery need a voice and a safe place to express yourself freely!
Eating together can radically change people's perspectives.
It reduces any perceptions of inequality and brings about a very unique community intimacy. Social anxiety melts away and a heightened trust develops. Over a relatively short amount of time, it draws people together to know that they can count on each other. There's nothing like a common goal (sobriety) and a common enemy (addiction) to bring people together as one.
We are a mission, not a business, so all that we do here is done from the heart. We are NOT doing this for any personal gain... meaning we earn no money at all. All money that comes in goes directly to this mission's corporate bank out to pay for what's needed for The Recovery Lunch Club.
What have you got to lose? What could be stopping you? Give the Club a try and see where it takes you on your road to fully Recover.
The Recovery Lunch Club is not another support group. The Club is in addition to your support group and serves as an added and much deeper layer of support to what you are already doing. You can think of it as a type of insurance policy for sobriety. Peer support is a newer idea that has been statistically proven to give you the best chance of long term sobriety. It's a place to grow into your new sober life with your peers by learning and sharing each other's stories and experiences in each of their recovery support paths. It's the path to becoming strong because you will understand how you can be FREE Forever.
Your current support group can be a very important tool during recovery. We are not a substitute for your support group. We're a life changing profound addition to what you're already doing in recovery. It's a place to expand your clean world and heal! If you have no other support, it's still a great place to be and we can offer you support online if you need it.
Club membership will be only $20 per month. This includes your lunch event, a club bracelet, gift awards at every lunch, and much more as time moves forward. Your $20 is charged as a donation fee and is 100% tax deductible, as we are a nonprofit. If you are unable to afford $20, just talk to us about your financial circumstances and we can re-evaluate your membership fee based on a sliding scale. We don't want you to have to miss out. As funding becomes available, we will be able to charge less and give you more.
We've made payments easy through PayPal. You don't need a PayPal account to pay. It's safe and secure. There is a donation area at the bottom of this page. 👉PLEASE DO NOT DONATE DURING THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN, AS WE CANNOT HOLD ANY SOCIAL EVENTS DURING THIS CRISIS. Please check back for updated information.👈
Donations are due by the 1st of the month that the event will take place in. For example, if there is a lunch event on 6/12, your dues must be paid by the 1st of June in order to be able to attend that event.
Absolutely! They will have to pay the same $20.
Rides are not provided at this time. Most lunch events will be in or around Hot Springs for your convenience.
*Should anyone be reading this and is kind enough to volunteer to offer rides, please contact us to let us know. We'll put you on a list for our Members.
You are welcome with open arms, as long as you are NOT high or drunk. Anyone high or drunk will be escorted out. Perhaps the Club will be the motivation that gets you into detox. You will need to join the club first, like everyone else.
Yes you can. As long as you can drive to the event, you can come.
First of all, we don't ever want to interfere with any support group that you may already be involved in. Remember that we are in addition to the support you are already receiving now.
We have been navigating people through recovery since 2011 and have provided 24/7 support for everyone we've ever worked with. We gladly extend that to you as well. You can take it or leave it... it's up to you. Sometimes, in recovery, you have those 'moments' when you need to talk it out in order to walk it out. We want to be there for you during those 'moments' so that we can help lift you up to get you walking again. Those 'moments' can be pivotal during recovery. More often than not, people just need someone to talk to who will listen to them and truly hear what they're saying. So, we offer this to you.
The Recovery Lunch Club doesn't end when lunch is over.
Teens & Tweens have different needs than do adults. We have future plans for a Teen & Tween Lunch Club as well; however, this club will take a deeper level of services and many volunteers.
Since 2011, we have been a charitable nonprofit providing FREE online Recovery services via video conferencing and phone, with 24/7 chat, email & text support. We believe that people need love from Above, the love, respect & motivation from others, inspiration, self-esteem and purpose to forever end ongoing addiction. You can view what we have been doing since 2011 by clicking to our home page.
The Reason for the Passion to FREE People from addiction for life?
Our co-founder, Dina, suffered a massive opioid overdose that led to her near death in March of 2008. She survived against all odds. In fact, she was left to die in a hospital intensive care unit, being given only supportive measures. If she was able to get free forever, she knows that others can. She has since devoted her entire life, 24/7, to freely help and teach others how to easily get free and stay free of addiction for life. She has worked with people in Recovery online, without any fee, all over the USA and Canada. Her feeling is that if someone truly wants to live and be FREE, there never should be any charge. Her only stipulation is that they must show up for every appointment and do the work.
Initially, you have to fight hard, embrace the One True God of the Bible, and fully understand how and why addiction is NOT a disease. Essentially, you have to want your freedom as much as you need to breathe.
Since 2008, the events following her near death experience from her massive overdose, she has never once used again or ever even wanted to. This mission has never charged for recovery help. You can view Dina's and Bill's qualifications and certifications to do this type of work if you go to our leaders page.
The Recovery Lunch Club as an outreach to people in our local communities
Getting people together from all roads of Recovery is powerful because Peer Support strengthens, empowers and leads to ongoing sobriety!
We will make a positive effort to strengthen those in recovery in our local communities.
Our mission is to provide an added layer of support by bringing together like-minded people from all roads of recovery to feel comfortable, feel safe, talk, share and learn both the victories and struggles others are having in each of their recovery programs. It's a time to heal and look forward to a clean, productive life.