There was a discussion tonight at my Nar-Anon meeting about faith based programs. There's one that a lady in the group said her adult son (?) maybe daughter went to. It's a 10 month program where they work on a farm (I think) and she said it was great. It's free except for a $100 entry fee, which I would gladly pay for. My biggest concern is that I am a Christian although I'm not a church goer, but my son, who is spiritual (when he's not using at least) does not identify as Christian. If these programs force "religion" on the participants and require them to attend regular worship services, I don't think my son would be agreeable, and I would have reservations myself. Many of the lessons and principles in the Bible could apply to anyone's life, to any faith, and even to those who don't subscribe to any faith at all. If that's the main focus on these programs that's great. But personally I wouldn't go to a program where I was forced or required to participate in rituals that I didn't subscribe to or believe in. Does anyone know how "hardcore" these programs are? I looked at one website and it did say people from all faiths are welcome, so that gives me hope that they would apply Biblical principles without the hellfire and damnation aspect. If anyone has experience with faith based programs I would love to hear your thoughts. I think I'll call the one tomorrow whose website I visited just now and maybe ask them these same questions.