All Recovery Meetings
All Recovery Meetings are based on the idea that there are great benefits to bringing people together from different recovery pathways. The topic discussion meetings are not focused on specific problems (drugs, alcohol, gambling, food, codependency, etc.) but with an emphasis on the hope and healing found in recovery and on connecting with others who are initiating and maintaining a recovery lifestyle. Come, socialize, share! Friends and family members are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Peer-to-Peer Recovery Support
Our trained volunteers can help you connect with a Recovery Coach at the Center or in the community. In order to provide more support to peers in recovery or those wishing to initiate recovery, Keene Serenity Center is developing its own Recovery Coaching and Telephone Recovery Support programs in 2017. For more information please call 283-5015 to talk with Jessica or Kristen.
- Peer Recovery Coaching—Trained by the CCAR Recovery Coach curriculum, Recovery Coaches work with people experiencing problems with their use of drugs and alcohol, people who are already in recovery, and people who are concerned about someone else’s substance use. They serve as guides or facilitators, removing obstacles to recovery by connecting recoverers to resources. Coaches help peers to develop personalized recovery and wellness plans, monitoring progress and providing lots of support and encouragement.A Recovery Coach is not a sponsor, caseworker, or clinician. They are peers who have “been there and done that” and can help recoverers establish and maintain a foundation to be successful. They provide feedback and motivation to develop the internal and external resources that play a major role in initiating and sustaining recovery, such as life skills, stable housing, health care, employment, family support, healthy relationships and connections to the community.
- Telephone Recovery Support—A person new to recovery may sign up and receive weekly calls from a trained volunteer who provides support and encouragement as well as information about community resources, support meetings and available recovery activities that may help them maintain their recovery. A simple phone call can help someone know they are cared about and included. With peer support, people share with each other the joys, sorrows, triumphs, and setbacks of life. The positive impact is limitless! Research shows this is an effective way to improve addiction wellness—more than 80% of people in a telephone recovery support program remain well and in recovery after one year.
Center Director, Kristen Vance
Peer Recovery Support Supervisor, Jessica White
Drop-In Volunteers, Becky, Jim, Kam, Kathy, Marianne, Rae, Sarah, Sharan, Shelby