Breaking the Chains of Addiction for over 20 Years Through Faith-Based Recovery

How It All Began

In 1984, Steve Curington graduated from North Love Christian School. Through a series of wrong choices and bad friends started a 10-year addiction to alcoholism and cocaine. After a serious car accident, Steve found complete sobriety through his relationship with Jesus Christ.
This inspiring moment gave birth to an extraordinary movement of real recovery. In 1996, Steve began Reformers Unanimous, a humble Friday Night addiction class in his local church with four regular attendees in Rockford, Illinois.
In 2001, this Friday night program, complete with curriculum, began to be implemented into other communities across the country.
The founder of Reformers Unanimous International (RU) died suddenly on October 30, 2010.
RU Recovery Ministries continues to expand bringing faith-based recovery to people and communities everywhere with chapters across the US and around the world.

Our Mission

RU Recovery Ministries is a faith-based recovery program bringing transformation to people and communities everywhere.

Our Core Value


Our life and our legacy is ONLY JESUS.


We should ALWAYS show COMPASSION toward people who don’t know Jesus as well as to those who already know Him. 


People and teams do not naturally grow stronger over time. Growth must be intentional. We want to purposefully add value to others and DAILY DEVELOP the plan that God is working in their life.

Schools of Discipleship

In addition to the National and International Ministries, Reformers Unanimous also owns, and operates separate Schools of Discipleship for hurting men and women who have become non-functioning addicts. By following the same Reformers Unanimous principles, the Schools of Discipleship have restored hundreds of broken lives and have been the epicenter of countless miracles. Hundreds upon hundreds of people have been transformed through these schools and gone on to enjoy productive lives and do incredible things for Christ.

Professional Recommendations

Reformers Unanimous Program is an accepted alternative to other twelve step programs for fulfilling court ordered conditions of probation. I am currently the
Presiding Judge of the 17th Judicial Circuit Drug Court. As you know our Drug Court is a response to a substantial increase of drug addiction and the impact on the criminal justice system.

Reformers Unanimous integrates a high level of supervision and substance abuse treatment in a controlled environment and is committed to the success of all participants. With the assistance of this program participants recover from substance abuse and become productive members of society. While presiding in Drug Court I have observed the commitment and change of life style that participants have experienced. In addition, those who complete your program recognize responsibility, accountability, discipline and a positive attitude and become reintegrated into the community.

17th Circuit Court
Winnebago County Illinois

When Reformers Unanimous was introduced to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center it  filled a much needed void. I have never seen a program transform a facility the way R.U. did. The program not only enlightens the lives of the incarcerated that we administer to but also the way the staff interacts with them. In my twenty years in corrections and law enforcement, I have never seen a program captivate a facility in this manner. The Reformers Unanimous staff has brought a ray of hope and love to this detention center as well as to the surrounding community. Individuals who have been repeat offenders for many years have been transformed from their addictive behavior. These individuals are returning to society as productive citizens and are, returning to the facility to mentor to those still incarcerated. Needless to say, I am a strong advocate for a Reformers Unanimous program in every community.

Rutherford County Sheriff s Department
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

One of the biggest challenges facing the offender population today is accessing substance abuse treatment and skill building for a life of recovery. TASC and Reformer’s Unanimous have been working together to reduce recidivism by ensuring that as clients reenter the community they are engaged in activities that are administered by Reformers Unanimous. This not only benefits the clients personally but it also benefits the community by producing productive, employable, and stable citizens. TASC has referred clients to Reformer’s Unanimous and has seen very positive results. Communication has been comprehensive, detailed, and thorough, which has ensured that the clients are involved in a seamless system. It is evident that Reformers Unanimous is an asset to our community and an important connection for offenders who are released from jail.

Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities
Rockford, Illinois

“I have been working with hurting people since 1962 and I’ve seen a lot of patients coming out of treatment programs. I find that Reformers Unanimous’ recovery rates are much better than other treatment options. Reformer’s faith based approach is beneficial to the recovery of patients, as are the learned cognitive behavioral skills. I would recommend RU to anyone looking for a recovery program that works.”

Psychiatrist and Author
Philadelphia, PA