Living Free is a six to twelve month recovery program for men struggling with drug and or alchohol addiction. The facility is located in Hartselle, Alabama, and was started by Rendell Drummond in February 2013. There are currently 35 beds with a commons area, kitchen, and laundry.
Getting clean and sober is often not the hard part of recovery—the real challenge comes from merging your past and present into a healthy future. Living Free prepares men to take control of their lives and understand that the road to recovery doesn't end when they leave.
Rendell Drummond, Living Free founder, and his wife Julie operate and pour into the recovery efforts happening daily at Living Free. They feel that Christ is the answer to many of the issues that bind men who are addicted. Because of this, the Living Free program is very involved with Christ centered ministies including Celebrate Recovery and Daystar Church.
The men enrolled in the program are required to attend church on Sunday mornings and are also required to attend meetings throughout the week. Some meetings are on site and some meetings are off site. Available meetings include Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, and Celebrate Recovery.
Men are required to gain employment and must keep employment throughout the stay at Living Free.
Living Free works closely with the Morgan County Drug Court program. Drug Court is a voluntary option for people charged with felonies that involve drug or alcohol addiction to get sober while avoiding prison time. Those who successfully complete the program can have felony charges expunged or dismissed from their criminal records.