Recovery @ Ringgold

Recovery @ Ringgold

Need a little help? Join the crowd . . . literally. Everyone needs help recovering from something.

Approximately one in every five people is struggling with some form of an active addiction or compulsive behavior that can destroy their lives and the lives of those around them.

Recovery At Ringgold is a program for anyone who struggles with the things that make our lives unmanageable. It can help anyone who needs a fresh start.  Come join in – and live again!

Regular Meetings

Meeting every Thursday, Recovery @ Ringgold is for people who struggle with a wide range of addictive issues, compulsive behaviors and the challenges of life in general. You will find people who can walk with you on your journey.


Recovery @ Ringgold is hosted at Ringgold United Methodist Church. To participate in the program, park in the front parking lot off of Nashville Street in downtown Ringgold and enter through the Main Entrance on Thursday nights.

The Difference

Recovery At Ringgold is dedicated to the traditional 12-step philosophy of recovery, but unlike other programs, emphasizes the need for spiritual healing and development as the key to a successful recovery. Participation in other programs is encouraged in order to broaden support for the recovery process.

Thursday Schedule

Recovery @ Ringgold meets every Thursday – rain, shine, or evn snow if we can get here!  We don’t even stop when a holiday lands on a Thursday.  We work hard to create a safe place and stand on principles of anonymity at all times.  We support and encourage participation in all recovery programs (AA, NA and AL-ANON).

6:00 PM – Snack Supper (Multipurpose Room)
Grab a bite to eat on your way to worship – this free meal is light, but is a great chance to catch up with folks and feed your belly before you go into feed your soul!  The food will be available until 6:15pm and you are welcome to bring it into worship if you’re running late.  The food is free, but donations are welcome.

6:30-7:30 PM – Worship (Multipurpose Room)
Join people in the Contemporary Worship Space for live music, milestone celebrations, and a very relevant message streamed to us from the Recovery Central Campus in Knoxville, TN.  The service is VERY casual and all people will connect – we all need healing and hope, this is room where you will hear about the experience, strength and hope of other people in recovery while focusing in on the love and grace of Jesus – our Higher Power!

7:30-8:30PM – Sharing Groups (Classrooms)
Join a group that will give you a safe place to be honest about your issues.  Ranging from chemical addiction and compulsive behaviors to grief and codependency, these groups are an opportunity to hear about the experience, strength and hope of folks on the same path as you.  Plan to chat with the Orientation Volunteer your first night to find out which group is right for you.


The worship gathering is a central part of Recovery At Ringgold. With a band providing live contemporary Christian music, exciting multi-media productions, and dynamic speakers, the Recovery At Ringgold worship service allows participants to put aside the day’s issues to focus solely on their Higher Power –– Jesus Christ –– and the change that is possible through Him. A worship environment opens hearts and fosters a willingness to accept change made possible through the gift of God’s grace.


We offer a number of different groups based on the interests and needs of participants.

  • Orientation (First Visit)
  • Chemically Dependent Men in Recovery
  • Chemically Dependent Women in Recovery
  • Life Hurts, God Heals
  • Family Support Group
  • Teen Support Group

To aid in thoughtful and respecful sharing during group time, we implement group guidelines that are designed to allow everyone the opportunity to share in a safe and productive manner. Group facilitators will discuss these guidelines during group time. In groups, we work to support and encourage one another and not to “fix” one another. What is shared in the group stays in the group. Offensive

Children’s Programming

We provide child care and kids programs which give parents the opportunity to participate fully in the program.

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If you need any further info or have questions, please contact
Jerry Smith at or (865) 384-2991