• Rescuing Addicts

    No Longer Bound provides broken and willing individuals with a place of escape from the enslavement of addiction and the chaos, confusion, and catastrophe caused by their dependency.
  • Regenerating Men

    No Longer Bound believe's that true freedom from addiction comes from the complete regeneration of a man through the deep and difficult process of rebirth, involving death and resurrection, doubt and revelation, disclosure and confrontation.
  • Reconciling Families

    No Longer Bound creates organized opportunities for the residents and families to restore trust, heal from the past, manage expectations, and repair their relationships to reconcile families to health and wholeness.

Regeneration Program

No Longer Bound started in 1983 by founder, Mike Harden. As a former Marine, Mike had returned from a tour of duty in Vietnam (1968-69) with a new battle to fight: a powerful addiction to cocaine. Mike found freedom from his addiction through a personal relationship and encounter with Jesus and received the vision to start No Longer Bound.

Originally, the ministry borrowed a three-bedroom house in rural Georgia. Only three desperate men arrived to attend the program, but they started building nonetheless. One by one, the men continued to arrive, seeking help from their addictions. As the program grew in size and success, it quickly became a home and refuge to those who had given up (or were given up on) by life. Before long, this house of healing adopted the name “New Freedom Lodge.”

No Longer Bound was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in 1991, and moved from being a halfway house to a structured drug and alcohol program. The initial residential program commitment was six months, but as time passed, the program was developed into a 10-month long residential Regeneration Program.

Each year, approximately 82 men come to NLB to overcome their addiction to drugs or alcohol. The program maintains a 50% (and above) graduation rate but focuses its benchmark on the individual success of each graduate.

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