RU has something for everyone...

The fact that you're here means that there is a good chance that you or a loved one are struggling with addiction. Since every addiction affects at least four other people, we offer programs for the whole family. We have programs for adults, kids and teens - even a free nursery for your little ones. With addiction affecting so many lives on so many different levels, we do everything we can to help. We even have a program for the incarcerated and the non-functioning addicts, as well as a new program for healthy living. We believe anyone, any age, struggling with any addiction on any level can find freedom.  So, if you or a loved one needs help, now is the time to begin recovery.

Here is what we have to offer...

Studies have shown that only one out of every eight people struggling with addiction seeks help. This is often due to fear, shame, or lack of funds & support. At RU, you have nothing to fear or be ashamed of. Everyone is there for the same reason - TO FIND FREEDOM FROM ADDICTION! Our programs are FREE and you will find all the help and encouragement and support you need to start your recovery.

  • RU RECOVERY for adults [ages 18+]...

    Our adult program is the fastest growing addictions recovery program in the US. It is the only program with an 85% long-term recovery average. RU is much more than a 12 step program and it works from the inside out. If you allow it to, this program can change your life for the better and free you from a lifetime of addiction, heartache and regret.

    • RU is FREE! No sign-up is required. Simply show up to a meeting to get started on your recovery.
    • RU meets twice weekly [FRIDAYS AT 7 PM & SUNDAYS AT 9:15 AM] at Florence Baptist Temple.
    • RU offers both individual & small group counseling.
    • RU appoints each person a personal mentor for accountability and additional support.
    • RU has its own Bible-based curriculum, complete with a full line of helpful resources to ensure a successful, permanent recovery, such as: weekly challenges and awards, inspirational testimonies, motivational lessons, and principles to live by.
    • RU has free programs for the entire family, so you don't have to worry about childcare.
  • RU FULL THROTTLE FOR TEENS [ages 13-17]...

    Teens today face a severe amount of peer pressure as well as excessive exposure to addictive substances as early as middle school. According to the latest studies, 72% of high school students admit to having consumed alcohol. Close to 20% of American high school students say they drink and use drugs during class, and some even admitted to buying drugs from classmates. Studies also show that teens whose parents are addicted to drugs or alcohol are especially vulnerable to abuse. According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, more than 90% of people with a substance problem began smoking, drinking or using other drugs before age 18. Never before has there been such a need for a preventive, pro-active program for teens.

    If you are a teen looking for a place to hang, meet new friends, or just love to compete, Full Throttle has a place for you. If you are struggling with drugs, alcohol, peer pressure and relationships, Full Throttle can help you find meaning and purpose in life.

    • Full Throttle is a teen-only program designed to help teens deal with the issues they face every day.
    • Full Throttle delivers games,competitions and rewards each week. There is even a competition for the Rad Ripper Skateboard.
    • Full Throttle is directed by a caring staff equipped as both mentors and counselors.
    • Full Throttle combines powerful life lessons based on Biblical principles with spiritual challenges.
    • Full Throttle is a place where teens can learn how to have and maintain healthy relationships.
    • Full Throttle meets every Friday night at 7 pm in the Florence Baptist Temple's Gymnasium.
    • There is no cost to join and no sign up necessary.
  • RU KIDS club [ages 4-12]...

    Children tend to repeat the behavior patterns of their parents. This makes the children of the addicted much more likely to engage in the same strongholds as their parents in their adolescent years. Studies show that 37% of middle school children in America have at least tried alcohol. To keep the addiction pattern from repeating itself, RU has developed Kid's Club. Our kid's curriculum is similar to what we teach in the adult program, but it's on a level they can understand.

    • Kidz Club meets at the same time as the adult recovery on Friday nights at 7 pm, so parents don't have to worry about childcare as they work the RU adult recovery program.
    • Kidz Club is conducted by a loving, well-trained staff in a clean, safe environment.
    • Kidz Club consists of: challenging Bible lessons, exciting games, crafts and other projects and activities.
    • Kidz Club also has motivational awards to help them stay engaged as they learn.

  • RU childcare [Infants & toddlers]...

    We don't want you to have any worries as you work the RU program. Your little ones will be safe in our care and best of all - childcare doesn't cost a thing!

    • Your children can play and have fun in a nursery designed just for their amusement.
    • Your children will have a snack, color a picture, and even enjoy a Bible story while you you are in recovery.
    • Your children will be cared for by a loving, well-trained staff in a safe, clean environment.

  • ru schools of discipleship [in-house residential recovery]

    Perhaps you've lost everything - family, job, etc, and are no longer able to function on a normal level. Maybe you've found freedom only to return to your addiction and need to distance yourself from bad influences, well-meaning enablers, or a bad environment. If you are serious about finding lasting recovery but can't seem to break the chains, you may need residential recovery. If you have any questions about the RU Homes or would like to enroll, please call 815-986-0460 or the 24 hour hotline 866-733-6768.

    • RU's School of Discipleship consist of two in-house facilities located in Rockford, IL - a men's home as well as a ladies' home.
    • RU's School of Discipleship is an intense discipleship/work/residence program with an 82% success rate. The highest rate for any in-house treatment facility.
    • RU's School of Discipleship requires one to put recovery ahead of everything else & leave job, family, friends, the comforts of home for six months.
    • RU's School of Discipleship is not free, but partial scholarships may be available.
  • Rip: RU Institutional program [for the incarcerated]

    70% of people in jail or prison were addicted to drugs or alcohol before incarceration, yet only 10% get any type of treatment while incarcerated. In many instances, addiction played a role in their incarceration and, since it continues to be a problem among inmates, they have very little hope in any lasting recovery. If you have a loved one behind bars trapped in addiction, RU can help!

    • RIP offers the incarcerated both individual and small group counseling, as well as the same Biblical truths, principles and format of the adult recovery program
    • RIP is taken by leadership within the RU program to inmates on location. Check with your local RU to see if there is a RIP program available for you or your loved one.
    • RIP is used by FBT to minister to inmates at the Florence County Jail & Detention Center twice weekly in certain pods only. If you would like to participate in our program, call  843-665-9944.
  • wol: WEIGHT on the lord [training for healthy eating & living]

    If you struggle with unhealthy eating habits or have some sort of eating disorder, this program can help you find balance and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.

    • WOL is an 8-12 week class within the regular adult recovery program.
    • WOL is free. To join, come to the regular Adult RU Recovery program any Friday night at 7 pm at FBT.
    • WOL can help you overcome unhealthy habits associated with food.
    • WOL will teach you how to live a healthy lifestyle from a Biblical perspective and how to experience lasting results.
    • WOL will help motivate you and provide accountability to help you along the way.
    • WOL allows you to make new friendships with people on the same journey as you.
    • WOL can help you to feel better physically, emotionally and spiritually.