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 for people who need help for their loved one.
People who are experiencing the same issue as you understand better than anyone, and they can help! Our region offers many peer support groups, both for individuals & for families.
Options include NAMI, DBSA, 12-step programs like AA and NA, The C.A.R.E.S. Group, CCAR, SMART Recovery, supports for suicide, hoarding & more. To learn about alternatives to 12 step programs, click here.
If you're in recovery from a mental health condition or substance use disorder, we'd love to hear your story.
Become a part of the inspirational "Recovery Happens Here" campaign created by DMHAS and also be featured on The Hub. Film a 1 - 2 minute video describing how your life has changed since being in recovery and email it to us along with the two signed media consent forms below. One gives The Hub permission to use your video and one is for DMHAS.
CCAR is a centralized resource in CT for all things recovery. Whether you are contemplating a life in recovery, are new to recovery or are in long-term recovery, CCAR is there to help.
SMART Recovery is a global community of people and families working together to resolve addictive problems. In the free group discussion meetings, participants learn from one another using a self-empowering approach based on the most current science of recovery.
Adventure Recovery provides one-on-one adventure mentorship, group experiences, and guide training. The AR model utilizes outdoor skills as the foundational learning tools for growth of real skill-sets and for personal transformation.
Visit our COVID resources page for more hotlines and warmlines.
Peer Support Specialists & Recovery Coaches
If you're in recovery and are ready to help others, consider becoming a Recovery Support Specialist or Recovery Coach!
CCAR Emergency Department Recovery Coaching Program
Learn about the new CCAR service offered in 20 hospitals in CT. Watch the video to learn more.