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!
Virtual Recovery Resources
Learn about resources that can be used to virtually support recovery from mental/substance use disorders & to help local recovery programs create virtual meetings.
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 individuals & families, 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. The Hub has SMART groups focused on teens, young adult and Family & Friends in the region that are facilitated by the young adults from our TurningPointCT.org project. There is a Spanish language group in Bridgeport.
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.