Recovery is Possible!

People can & do get better.

There are so many paths to recovery: wellness practices like exercise and nutrition, spirituality, and peer support, along with talk therapy and (sometimes!) meds. Explore your options to find the combination that's right for you. There are also great supports like NAMI and SMART Family & Friends for people who need help for their loved one. Scroll down to learn more.

If you're in recovery and are ready to help others, consider becoming a Recovery Support Specialist or Recovery Coach!

 
 

Focus on Wellness

The 8 Dimensions of Wellness model is a useful way to assess our lives, balance our priorities & find ways to relieve stress. Learn more & find tips, apps & local resources.

Free Peer Support Groups in the Region

Get our list of peer support groups for individualsfamilies, organized by topic. People who are experiencing the same issue as you understand better than anyone, and they can help! Options include NAMI, DBSA, 12-step, C.A.R.E.S., CCAR, suicide, hoarding & more.

Our SMART Recovery Groups

SMART Recovery combines peer support + skills building. We have teen groups, Family & Friends in English and Spanish.

Alternatives to 12 Step

Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12 step programs, like AlAnon, are very well known. But there are other models for peer support. Check them out to find the best fit for you!

Peers in the Behavioral Health Workforce

Learn how peer support specialists are used as part of behavioral health treatment teams. See summary of the panel presentation at our Catchment Area Council meeting in February 2018.

Become a peer specialist

Learn about the training to become a Recovery Support Specialist (focusing more on mental health) or Recovery Coach (focusing more on addiction). We are working on legislation to get certified peer support covered by insurance. 

Language Matters

Learn how to better communicate with those struggling with addiction.

CCAR Emergency Department Recovery Coaching Program

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Learn about the new CCAR service offered in 20 hospitals in CT.

 
 

The Hub: Behavioral Health Action Organization for Southwestern CT

A program of the Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP)

1 Park Street, Norwalk, CT 06851

203-840-1187

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