Road 2 Recovery

We welcome you to Road to Recovery, a safe place to address your hurts, habits, and hang-ups in the context of a Biblically based 12-Step program.

Generally, a hurt, habit, or hang-up can be anything that keeps you from realizing your full potential as a person. Hurts, habits, and hang-ups can knock you off of God’s plan and throw you into a worldly detour headed toward destruction and despair.

We think you will agree that everyone suffers from a hurt, habit, or hang-up and so everyone can benefit from our program of Recovery.

“There is good news for the poor, release (pardon, forgiveness) to the captives, recovery of sight to the blind, setting free those who are oppressed (downtrodden, bruised, crushed by tragedy).”

Join us each Wednesday @ 6:30pm for our 12-Step group in the Kids Quad or Join us each Friday @ 6:45pm in the Youth Room as we work out our recoveries together. 

Recovery Ministry Leadership Team

  1. Setup coffee and refreshments
  2. Cleanup after the meeting
  3. Facilitator for women’s discussion group.
  4. Announcements
  5. Computer Screen Projector tech.

Please contact Pastor Dan Elliott by email-, or by phone 818.321.5014 to volunteer as members of the Recovery Ministry leadership team


A “hurt” could be classified as any life experience that may have damaged your heart, some offense against you that crippled your ability to deal with the world in a healthy way. Something that may have twisted your view of yourself, God or others. Some common hurts include:

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion
  • Abused as a child, or by a spouse, employer, or the church
  • Adoption
  • Betrayal
  • Dysfunctional family (divorce, alcoholism, drug abuse, rage, etc.)
  • Neglect
  • Rape
  • Rejection
  • Same sex attraction
  • Cheating, affairs
  • Unforgiveness


“Habits” tend to be unhealthy patterns that often start as a perceived “remedy” for some problem in your life, but end up turning into a chronic bad behavior or addiction. Habits are the repeat, default scripts you run to when the going gets tough and continually lead to trouble in your life. Some common habits are:

  • Abusive behavior
  • Alcohol
  • Bitterness
  • Drugs
  • Eating disorders
  • Gambling
  • Gossip
  • Isolation
  • Lying
  • Self-harm
  • Sexual Integrity
  • Spending problems
  • Wasteful pursuits
  • Workaholism
  • Pornography addiction


“Hang-ups” are those road blocks that keep you from progressing further in God’s plan for your life. They are often shaped by some bent thinking you may have received as a child, or some unhealthy attitude you may have adopted as a means of coping with life’s challenges. Here are some common hang-ups.

  • Anger
  • Anxiety, worry
  • Arrogance
  • Body image
  • Bullying, bigotry
  • Codependency
  • Control
  • Depression
  • Fear
  • Greed, envy
  • Guilt (false) and/or shame
  • Lack of self-control
  • Lack of trust in God
  • Laziness
  • Materialism
  • People pleasing
  • Perfectionism
  • Pride
  • Procrastination

*** Parkside Church is honoring COVID-19 guidelines for Placer County.
We will be meeting this Friday in the Youth Room to focus on our recovery.
Social Distancing will be practiced – Face coverings recommended.  ***

The sooner that we start asking ourselves the right questions and giving ourselves honest answers, the better our lives will be. The sooner that we begin working the steps, then the sooner that we can see the 12 Step principles come about in our lives, like numerous others before us.