Church offers free help to kick bad habits

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A church has joined up with the Christians Against Poverty (CAP) charity to help people tackle their dependencies.

John Richards from Gosport Waterfront Baptist Church, explained how a small team from the church has been trained by CAP.

He said: ‘We know that many people would love to stop a habit that they know just isn’t doing them any good but it’s hard to know where to start.

‘That might be smoking or it might be catalogue shopping or it might be internet gambling.

‘There are many different temptations which once might have brought us comfort, or were fun for a while but have started to spoil our daily living.

‘CAP Release Groups will be for anyone who can relate to that feeling that it is time to stop.

‘We aim to help people in a small group setting where everyone is fighting similar situations.’

The free course is inspired by the 12 steps format and lasts eight weeks.

Anyone wanting to find out more is invited to an awareness evening at 7.30pm on June 11 at Unit 2, Cooperage Green, Weevil Lane,