We plant seeds of hope for the addicted and those who love them.

Addiction Recovery Ministry provides opportunities for Education, Enrichment & Support. Do you need someone to talk to, who will listen to you, without judgment? We will be there for you.

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Addiction Recovery Ministry was started by Reverend Michael W. Decewicz, former pastor of Saint Juan Diego Parish and current Parochial Vicar of the Lower Allegheny Valley Grouping. Father Mike is a recovering alcoholic and his vision as Director of the ministry is to help combat the current drug epidemic in our region, especially opioids.

About Us


Not Alone

Father Mike is not alone in this mission. He is supported by an Addiction Recovery Ministry Team comprised of people who are in recovery, loved ones of those in recovery, clergy and counselors, and rehabilitation experts.

Meet Our Staff

Not Alone

Our Mission

To provide support, encouragement, and education to all those struggling with addiction and recovery.


Our Methods

We offer a variety of pathways to recovery to help guide people through difficult times in their lives and find renewed hope in the future.


Beyond 12-Steps

Our ministry works to supplement existing recovery programs and connect with people on a deeper, more spiritual level.


February 20, 2020

Substance Abuse & the Community

Officer Brian Hoebel, an 11-year veteran of the Sharpsburg Police Department, was the presenter. He said that Sharpsburg is changing and evolving – currently there is a decrease in violent crimes, but an increase in hit-and-run incidents.  But since this is a small community, everyone knows each other and that limits the amount of crime.  […]

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Incarceration and Addiction

Father Malcolm McDonald is a priest in the Diocese of Pittsburgh currently assigned to the State Correctional Institute in Greene County.  Father Malcolm has had various priestly assignments and while serving at Saint James in Sewickley during 2001, he went on a pilgrimage to Lourdes and Fatima.  At that time, Father Malcolm’s life was in […]

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February 4, 2020

Finding Strength In Sadness

Stories like this are why we are committed to helping people battle addiction and find purpose in their lives.  What a Father Learned After Losing Both Sons to Drug Overdoses

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