Communities in Central Illinois struggle with drug use, abuse, and recovery. In Nokomis, there is a new program called Recovery Worship America that meets every Sunday afternoon that teaches people how to live by their 12 step plan. Recovery Worship America Group leader, Brother Jim Vargo, said throughout the program, participants will realize they will not be in a normal church setting but in a comfortable familiar setting, but the spiritual word will guide the conversation and guide people back to recovery.
Vargo said the spiritual based program is one major way people are able to help themselves recover. He said people cannot heal themselves, they need a community, support, and the power of the spirit.
The program meets every Sunday at 2pm at The United Methodist Church in Nokomis.