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Mission: It is the mission, duty and purpose of S2L Recovery to illuminate the life of freedom that is offered through Christ using biblical training, innovative pastoral counseling, and residential discipleship for anyone suffering from addictions

Target demographics: Men aging from 18 to 65 years old that battle with addiction

Direct beneficiaries per year: 165 Students from all over the country came through the program in 2016

Geographic areas served: The Greater Nashville Area

Programs: licensed counseling, recovery coaching, pastoral counseling,

Community Stories

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been thru a bunch of different programs all over the state and I can say without a shadow of a doubt that this one is the best! Most loving and carin. Program that is ran by a bunch of men who have been thru it themselves who really want to help guys find freedom!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was hopeless and had tried everything!! I went to S2L Recovery and heard hope like I never had before. I was losing my marriage and everyone and everything I cared about. After multiple rehabs and multiple relapses I finally found true freedom at S2L Recovery and now I’m living the life I never thought would be possible . My marriage and relationships have been restored and I’m truely thankful for S2L and they are truely saving lives and helping set men free from addiction!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Completely transparent and honest ministry. The staff is very knowledgeable and loving with students and families. Christ-centered curriculum, coaching and teaching. Jesus is the solution and freedom is the result!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

S2L is absolutely life changing! Learning that addiction is merely a symptom and doesn't have to be life long is a game changer! Truly meeting Jesus and experiencing his love through the staff and classes will set you free from the bondage of any addiction. It's a choice you will never regret! Galatians 5:1

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am writing as a mother who watched my son Sebastian throw away his life through alcohol and drug addition. It was heart wrenching to helplessly watch him deteriorate as a human being. My husband and I prayed for 25 years for the Lord to reach him. One night, a night I am so eternally grateful for, our prayers were answered. My son called and reached out in a way he had never done before. He was at a point where he was considering ending his life. During this conversation he indicated that he wanted to change his life once and for all. Because of his decision to want help my husband and I thoroughly researched Christian treatment centers. As a result, we were led by the Lord to make the arrangements for him to attend S2L program. Within a week he had accepted the Lord and his outlook on life changed dramatically. He went through 3 months of treatment that put him on the right path to a life that he never thought was possible. With Jesus and the wonderful staff at S2L he has grown and continues to grow as a new person in Christ. Now I have my son back after many years of estrangement. We are eternally grateful for all the work the staff has done and continues to do through the S2L program and the genuine men that now are part of his life.
Paula and Patrick Schrader

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Client Served

Rating: 5

S2L is not just about staying sober but how to live a joyful, peaceful life free from the bondage of addiction and all of Satan's snares. The foundational teachings at S2L showed me the true nature of God and his love for us. I know that the rest of my life will be filled with joy and peace as my walk with Christ continues.
Steven Powers

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Client Served

Rating: 5

S2l changed saved my life! I was ready to end my time in this world before I reached out. I had been on and off drugs for so long. I would build everything up and then crash it down again. I just couldn’t do it anymore. I felt I had no reason to live. S2L showed me how how serving the Lord and having him in my life would change everything. I have a purpose to live now and feel the best I have ever felt in my life. Thank you to all my new brothers I have met along the way.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My life was a wreck before I came to S2L recovery. I was a homeless drug addict and thought I was unable to be loved. The staff here showed me compassion and understanding of my struggles while demonstrating how to be responsible brothers of Christ. I felt truly loved for the first time in a long time and I wouldn’t have witnessed my life be restored without their help. I have tremendous gratitude towards this program and their dedication towards Christian principles.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

S2L Recovery is the pinnacle of change. This is where freedom is found. This is were lives are changed forever and people are loved deeper. Not only have I seen hundreds of lives changed while being here, my life was also changed. I found freedom, love, and my true identity.

1 Jeffrey O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Before coming to s2l, I struggled with a heroin addiction for 14 years. I was in and out of secular treatment facilities and jails while sleeping under bridges, having no hope... I found God with s2l and now experience life in a way I once had no hope for.. This non-profit was the stepping stone to change my life!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My life has changed drastically since attending S2l recovery. The biblical principles that were taught to me have created a strong foundation in my life. I am for ever grateful to S2l and will never regret the decision I made to attend S2l and allow God to give me a new heart.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

S2L is a great an awesome ministry changing the lives of men in bondage with addiction through Jesus! God is doing great things and changing lives daily. The staff have a true heart for serving God and assisting with a true life change!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Before coming to S2L Recovery, I was lost, broken, and hopelessly trapped in addiction. I learned about the mercy and saving grace of God. The staff opened my eyes, and taught me through scripture that I can become a new creation, and not be an addict/alcoholic for the rest of my life. Healing, hope, and restoration began as I began my walk with the Lord.

1 Becky C.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This story begins with our son,Adam, coming to the end of a very difficult life of drug use that caused him to lose everything he valued in his life. He had tried other rehabilitation programs but relapsed at his first chance. These programs gave him information and guidelines on what to do with a life filled with dependency but it was only words. Coming to S2L gave him hope thru seeing God as a true Savior and hearing words spoken from men that had lived his life and that had been pulled to the safety of God's promise and love. The lie that "once you are an addict, you are always an addict" was brought to light and Adam became fully aware that he was a NEW man once he gave God his life, as broken as it was. God showed him thru the program at S2L and the lives of the Godly men there that truly cared about him, that he was never again to be called an addict! That life was given to God and true forgiveness took its place. Adam is now a strong man of God giving back to others that are trying to make their way out of that darkness. God is there for anyone willing to give Him a chance and S2L is a place that God has provided as a means to that end. We thank God for the program and the Godly caring men that gave Adam an opportunity to hear truth. Becky Comer

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Donor

Rating: 5

S2L Recovery was a game changer for our family. It was through this ministry that our son-in-law found Christ, was set free from his addiction to opioids and was reunited with his wife. So thankful for S2L Recovery!

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Donor

Rating: 5

S2L Recovery truly cares about the men God has put in front of them. They are not clients but rather brothers going through the same things that God has brought them out of.