If we're going to help recovering addicts, we have work to do

 
Many Florida Baptist churches join the fight against addiction by hosting Celebrate Recovery groups. Simon Hunt is the director of the Celebrate Recovery ministry at First Baptist Orlando. He said that while they don’t have people coming in off the street who are under the influence, Celebrate Recovery can be a good option for people as they are leaving a treatment facility and looking to rejoin and rebuild their lives. Hunt believes that when it comes to recovery, ...

Vocational Church in Tampa helps former addicts develop job skills

 
Charles Young saw the need to help recovering addicts find faith in God and their place in society, and planted Vocational Church in Tampa to do just that. Complete with an in-house residency program, the church offers men who are already in recovery a place to live while they develop job skills that help them move away from the lives they knew as addicts. As more churches understand just how far-reaching and deadly the effects of our state’s ...