Teddy Steen

Teddy Steen

Teddy Steen

I Can Do Anything Except the God Thing


Workshop Description: Church can be an important part of bringing people in the recovery community to an active faith. And, the church has received so much in return. This work shop will discuss attraction vs. promotion as a way to change people’s stereotypical thoughts on people who are different than they are, why Twelve Step Recovery is a true example of inclusion, and how to change people’s minds by first changing their hearts. Teddy is the Executive Director of ASCENT Recovery in Joplin, MO. She is excited to share how she found faith in a loving God through Alcoholics Anonymous and why she changed my mind about “Never being a part of organized religion.”


Biography: Teddy Steen is the Executive Director of ASCENT Recovery. Teddy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work and a Teaching Certificate in Secondary Education. She holds certifications through the Missouri Substance Abuse Credentialing Board as a SATOP Instructor, Missouri Associate Drug Counselor II, a Certified Peer Support Specialist, a certified Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) instructor, and a Medication Assisted Recovery Specialist.  She has 35 years of sustained recovery.  She also works for the Jasper County Treatment Courts.  She founded ASCENT Recovery in 2008. She has been a member of Saint Pauls United Methodist Church in Joplin, MO for 25 years.


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