Celebrations and Recovery

Seventh-day Adventists with dependency problems are finding new hope for continuing recovery in a series of weekend spiritual retreats especially for them. These Celebrations of Recovery are planned for SDA addicts and codependents and their families, and are being held annually in major parts of the United States. Gradually the concept is being introduced into other world divisions of the church. The idea originated with the first celebration held at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, in 1987. Since then, celebrations have been held in Washington, D.C., southern California, the Pacific Northwest, and New England. Additional ones are being organized in other areas. The consistent sponsor of all these is the Association of Adventist Parents (AAP), with cosponsors often being h...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.