Message from the CEO

In response to the ongoing developments of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, we have put a number of precautions in place to protect the safety of those we serve, as well as our staff and community at large. 

Please know The Creed of Recovery remains OPEN, continues to accept new clients with availability in all programs including housing, and have established the following guidelines until further notice.

Walk-in assessments have been suspended. All new clients will be by appointment only. Admission into our Recovery Housing program will only be permitted if a client has been in a safe environment for a minimum of 14 days or has a negative COVID-19 test.  

Our family support group, Strength 4 Tomorrow, has been suspended until further notice. Family may schedule an appointment for any updates in regards to their loved ones. Items permitted to be dropped off for an individual in our housing program will be limited and by appointment only. 12-Step meetings are provided on-site for recovery housing clients only. 

Any clients outside of our housing program will return to their weekly groups after May 1, 2020. Please feel free to contact our office for any individual appointments.

We understand how difficult and uncertain these times can be. We will continue to monitor and communicate recommendations provided by the Ohio Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control. We appreciate your help to take the appropriate steps to support everyone’s well-being, and allow us to continue to provide proven, quality addiction and mental health treatment in Southeastern Ohio.

-Andria Evans

Chief Executive Officer



The Creed of Recovery provides mental health and substance use assessments along with individual, group, family, and trauma informed out-patient sessions. We also offer structured recovery housing for adult men. 

It is our goal to help people understand that recovery is a process of personal growth and work with them to build trust in that process as they grow. 

The outcome of our mission and goals can be measured in each person we serve by an increase in their hope and satisfaction with life.

Our vision is to provide a structured setting with guidance while our clients are in the process of changing their lives.

Recovery Supports

Creed Alumni/Housing Manager is chosen by Fairfield County ADAMH Board for Recovery Supports video. 


Our creed is that recovery is a process of personal growth with the understanding that the process is difficult for those in early recovery to trust - what does that mean?

Webster defines creed as a set of beliefs or aims that guide someone's actions. Our set of beliefs are easier for an addict to understand than someone who has never been caught up in the cycle of addiction, such as:

  • Every addict is a person and all people are different; thus, each person's recovery is going to be different.
  • Many think addicts are dumb or stupid because of the drug seeking behaviors when nothing could be further from the truth.
  • Addicts are very intelligent.
  • Recovery is not about restoring someone to a former self, that former self became an addict.
  • Recovery is about being more than you have ever been and setting out on a journey of growing in all aspects of life.
  • Recovery is a process not an event, it requires sustained effort.
  • 12 step meetings are very important in early recovery, but not enough. 
  • Addicts need to work on many areas of their lives.
  • Fear, anger, guilt, shame, and remorse make it hard for addicts to trust themselves; when one cannot trust their self, it is nearly impossible to trust others in the change process. 
  • Things are happening in early recovery and the fear of the unknown continues to emerge, this is when addicts in recovery are most vulnerable to relapse because they struggle with trusting the process.
  • Addiction is a lifestyle not just a set of drug/alcohol using behaviors. 
  • An addict's entire lifestyle has been built around getting money to buy drugs, finding the drugs, using the drugs. and not getting caught while doing all this; really good addicts can do all this without sharing, we read about them daily in the obituaries.
  • No one can stop an addict from using until they are ready; when they are ready, move quick, the willingness may fade fast.
  • Do not throw up an addict's past, they know what they did and are probably more hurt than family and friends, they just do not show it well. 
  • When an addict is ready to make amends, they will.
  • Sometimes getting totally out of their comfort zone is best; structured recovery housing has huge benefits in developing self-esteem and self-reliance. 
  • Recovery housing also affords the family an opportunity to heal.
  • Addiction/alcoholism impacts the entire family, perhaps some more than others, but it has a far reaching impact; the family needs to heal and recover as well as the addict.
  • Addicts trust other addicts more than someone who has never used. Sounds crazy right, but true.
  • Addicts want to get "better" but have a hard time describing what "better" looks like.
  • If we can provide the right structure and guidance, addicts will eventually heal themselves, start trusting the process, and become self-reliant as they continue to grow.
  • Never try and own an addicts recovery, they do it themselves.

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Contact Us

What's the Creed of your Recovery...

Located just 20 minutes Southeast of Columbus, Ohio, in Lancaster.

The Creed of Recovery refers Crisis Intervention to 

Fairfield County 2-1-1 Mental Health Crisis Line:

740-687-8255 (TALK) Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and the Crisis Text Line which is a free 24/7 support for those in crisis, just text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. 

The Lancaster Area Alcoholics Anonymous Intergroup also offers a 24/7 crisis line at (740)653-4869.

The Creed of Recovery Office

551 1/2 East Main Street Lancaster, Ohio 43130

P:(614) 404-6008 F:(740) 277-7790


Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: By appointment

Recovery Housing Admissions:

 7 days a week/ 24 hours a day

(614) 404-6008