Inside the Church That's Part of Josh Duggar's Recovery Program
By ETonline Staff
As Josh Duggar continues to seek treatment at Reformers Unanimous in Rockford, Illinois, he's required to attend regular church services as part of the religious-based facility's program to recover from a "vicious cycle of addiction."
The service is part of a daily ritual that includes "It's Personal" devotions, a full workday, evening chapel and group Bible study.
One such Friday night service reviewed by ET starts with a video
outlining the center's 10 guiding principles and talks about how it’s not
possible to fight a fleshy temptation with a fleshy weapon.
After the video, everyone in attendance stands up and says what they are thankful for, and in this particular instance, that included good spirits, weight loss or special gifts they have received. From there, the members of church discuss how to keep their mind focused on Jesus and learning the word of God.
The church is the only reprieve from the center the patients get. Most of their day is spent inside the campus focused on recovery, performing community service and living in "military-style barracks."
The program costs a reported $7,500 for six months of treatment. Upon completion of the program, alumni are checked in with on a bi-annual basis. "They reach out to family to check on the patient," said Tony Richardson, Director of Development at Reformers Unanimous and a former patient of the center. "This is not a battle fought every day. This is a victory program."