About RU

Helping Addicts Gain Victory Since 1996

RU chapters can be found across the globe, including in Sacramento

RU began as a Bible Study at North Love Baptist Church in Rockford, Illinois with just one student in April 1996. That person left after one week, and the next four weeks were spent teaching the spouses of the teachers. After those weeks, four new people began to attend.

These four attended for the next two years. Their addictions became the foundation that the ministry would build on food addiction, crack cocaine, alcohol, and pornography. Four different people, four crippling addictions, yet only one need: God! Over the course of this little Bible Study began to grow as the Truth began to make people free.

In 2000, this Friday night program, complete with curriculum, began to be implemented in other communities across the country. Today, thousands of chapters of RU have been planted across the globe!

RU Sacramento is the Sacramento area’s first chapter of RU. Meetings are held every Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. with fellowship time afterward. We have a second class on Sunday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. All are welcome to attend. There is no cost to attend.

The Steve Curington Story

RU Founder Steve Curington overcame addiction and changed the lives of many people

Steve Curington grew up in a Christian home and graduated from North Love Christian School in 1984. After high school, Steve started a 10-year addiction to alcoholism and cocaine. After a serious car accident, Steve found complete sobriety through his relationship with God.

After his recovery in 1996, Steve began RU, a faith-based addiction program. What started as a humble, Friday night addiction class with four regular attendees in Rockford, Illinois, quickly exploded to a class of more than 300 people from the community.

As word spread, others began inquiring how to bring this program to their community. Soon, a national organization was launched; and shortly after that, the international arm was born. Today, RU has thousands of chapters around the world, including in dozens of foreign countries.

The founder of RU died suddenly on October 30, 2010. His unexpected death cast a vibrant ripple affect across the RU nation of students, directors, leaders, and well-wishers. Steve was a powerful force. Steve, a husband and father of five children, was so young to die. He was only 45, but he accomplished more in his 15 years of work than many do in a lifetime.

Steve's writing, voice, and reach continues to live on today as we celebrate over 20 years of God restoring families and changing lives and hearts through RU.

Take the First Step to Change Your Life

Do you or someone you know struggling with a horrible addiction? Is this addiction controlling and destroying your life?

If so, please don’t pass up this opportunity to join us this Friday night to learn about the Truth that will make you free.

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