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Peer Recovery Groups
The health, work, and personal challenges that individuals face as they seek help can seem enormous—even overwhelming. Each person’s struggles with sobriety, substance abuse, and addiction are unique. So is their path to recovery. But whatever your path, rehabilitation is more likely when you have the right support.
No one has to do this alone. CARE and Recovery United will connect you and your family members with a whole community of people in recovery. Working together, you’ll find new strength and strategies for coping with substance use disorder, alcohol use disorder, co-occurring mental health issues, and any other barriers to recovery you face.
What Does a Peer Recovery Group Look Like?
Recovery United support group meetings are an open place for individuals to come and get general support as it relates to their substance use disorder and recovery. Most meetings have 10 to 20 participants, light refreshments, and last around an hour and a half. They are topic-focused, with occasional speakers. For example, a winter meeting might focus on how to balance your recovery against the habits and patterns that crop back up when family and old friends are visiting around the holidays. Participants have the opportunity to share their strategies and struggles, and explore different approaches to different situations.
Every group is facilitated by a certified CARE Peer Recovery Coach. Peer recovery coaches have at least three years in recovery, and extensive training on substance use treatment, barriers, recovery, and the resources available to you.
More importantly, they’re absolutely committed to the individual path to recovery each individual has chosen. These are not branded 12-step programs locked into one specific hard-and-fast framework.
We believe there are multiple paths to recovery. Recovery United coaches provide nonjudgmental encouragement and support. They are open to all the different ways one might choose to improve their life, and focused on what it takes to support your individual recovery. We’re here to help keep you accountable to yourself and your plan.