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Trinity Sober Homes buys farm to offer weekend retreats, help prevent relapses

Founded about 10 years ago, Trinity Sober Homes is the only lay-driven, Catholic sober house organization in the nation that offers spiritual coaching, said Tim Murray, its executive director. While its post-treatment recovery rate is high, about 29% of men relapse. Murray said staff discovered two reasons: Men relapsed in their first six months in the program, not a big surprise, he said. And they relapse on a Friday or a Saturday.

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Successful Trinity Sober Homes requires belief in a higher power

Tim Murray remembers clearly how Trinity Sober Homes started in the Twin Cities. In 2010, when he was about a year sober, he found himself “very broken financially, emotionally and, particularly, spiritually.” He showed up on the doorstep of the late Father Martin Fleming, a retired colonel and chaplain in the U.S. military who had once reported to General Colin Powell.

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