Community Recovery Resources

Rebuilding Connections During the Recovery Process

Rebuilding connections to our self and others is a large part of the recovery process. Often addiction is referred to a disease of isolation because we tend to let go of the things and people we once enjoyed while our relationship with a substance takes over our lives. Within the recovery process we get a chance to rebuild – rebuild ourselves, our relationships, our hobbies - and it can take awhile to regain a sense of peace about who we are. Connecting with others who are on this journey with us can help hold us accountable and offer support during times that are challenging. We all need someone that we can trust and count on in our recovery.

There are a variety of challenges that people can face early on in recovery; finding support should not be one of them. The following resources may help during the recovery process. View additional family and teen resources.

Mutual Aid Meetings

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) - Alcoholics Anonymous is an international mutual aid fellowship dedicated to abstinence based recovery from alcoholism through its spiritually inclined twelve-step program.
  • Dharma Recovery - Dharma Recovery uses Buddhist practice and principles to heal the suffering caused by all types of addiction. It is an international community of people who host and participate in weekly meetings to support our sobriety and wellbeing through meditation, self-inquiry, and sharing.
  • LifeRing  - LifeRing is an secular organization of people who share practical experiences and sobriety support. There are as many ways to live free of illicit or non-medically indicated drugs and alcohol. LifeRing respectfully embraces what works for each individual.
  • Moderation Management - Moderation Management is a behavioral change program and national support group network for people concerned about their drinking who desire to make positive lifestyle changes. MM empowers individuals to accept personal responsibility for choosing and maintaining their own path, whether moderation or abstinence. We promote early self-recognition of risky drinking behavior, when moderate drinking may be an achievable goal.
  • Narcotics Anonymous (NA) - Narcotics Anonymous is a twelve-step program for recovery from addiction.
  • Secular Organizations for Sobriety - Secular Organizations for Sobriety is a nonprofit network of autonomous, non-professional local groups, dedicated solely to helping individuals achieve and maintain sobriety/abstinence from alcohol and drug addiction, food addiction and more.
  • SMART Recovery - SMART Recovery is a mental health and educational program, focused on changing human behavior. SMART Recovery meetings are serious but often fun. We don’t dredge up the past, about which we can do nothing. We can do something about the present and the future. Meeting discussions focus on how to apply SMART’s tools for change so that you can go on to lead a more productive and connected life.
  • Women for Recovery - Women for Sobriety (WFS) is an organization and a self-help program for women with substance use disorders. Based upon the thirteen acceptance statements, the new life program is one of positivity that encourages emotional and spiritual growth. Women for Sobriety welcomes all expressions of female identity and our peer-supported resources are available to all sisters from the LGBTQIA community.