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What is an Addiction?

Pain of life is an unwanted intrusion. We all experience it, and if it isn’t relieved, it can be the starting point of an addiction cycle.

Pain of life can be caused by various things. Here are some examples:

When the pain becomes too great a person may develop an addiction to get relief. They might turn to things like food, drugs, alcohol, sex, etc. and embark on a journey of overindulgence. These things become distractions, but they only give temporary relief. However, these attempts to mollify pain do not solve the underlying problems – they only add to it. Once the cycle of addiction is underway and is firmly in place, it can be hard to stop it.  People in these circumstances need outside help.

The kind of help required is spiritual and is offered by Celebrate Recovery. It starts with turning one’s life and will over to the care and control of Jesus Christ. The person in an addiction cycle acknowledges they have a problem, and they have not been able to put it under control. They recognize that Jesus Christ is their loving Higher Power, and He will provide all the resources needed to overcome their issues.

The person in an addiction cycle follows up by attending weekly Celebrate Recovery meetings. In these meetings they learn how to identify the underlying causes of their issues. They also learn how to appropriate God’s power in eliminating them. They learn how to forgive those who have hurt them and to make amends to all the people they have hurt.  They learn how to change their focus from themselves to others. The result is lasting freedom and permanent victory.

Over the years many people have gone through the Celebrate Recovery program with incredible results. Celebrate Recovery has a success rate much higher than conventional recovery programs. Why not give it a try?


There is hope!

We meet every Wednesday Night at 7:00 p.m.

Creekside Community Church
951 MacArthur Blvd, San Leandro, Ca 94577


To participate, come to a meeting! We meet every Wednesday night at Creekside Community Church in San Leandro.  If you have questions, or need to talk to someone contact Bob Reinhart at 510-430-0607 or bob@creeksidecommunity.org