Cross Roads Recovery was founded in 2015 by Brad and Jodi Sappe. Addiction is personal to the Sappes as Brad struggled for the better part of twelve years with drug addiction. Brad visited detox centers and completed a few programs over the years and eventually found freedom in 2013. Brad went to No Longer Bound in Cumming, Georgia for a ten-month program in February of 2013 and came home to his family in December of that year. NLB was the vessel that God used to regenerate Brad and restore the relationship with his family. It wasn’t long after returning that Brad knew he was being called to help other men find what he found. In Feb. of 2015 Brad and Jodi began the process of organizing the ministry and applying for 501c3 non-profit status. By July of 2015, Cross Roads Recovery Ministries Inc. was an approved 501c3 non-profit organization & the work began.
The first resident entered the program in December of 2015 and to date Cross Roads has helped over 100 men and counseled countless families along the way. Our vision is to continue running our transition program & eventually add a day one regeneration program that will accept men directly from certified detox programs. Our goal is to have our day one program in one location and our transition in another.
Our program and curriculum is unique & there is not another like it in Central Georgia. We don’t seek to rehabilitate but rather to regenerate. To rehabilitate is to return to a former state and we don’t want to do that with an addict, but instead, we want to regenerate him in to who God created him to be. We deal with the heart issue behind the addiction because we believe the addiction is just a symptom of a deeper problem. If the deeper issues are resolved then we wholeheartedly believe that addiction can be cured.