Recovery is a Community Thing

 

What is Recovery?

Recovery is an intensely personal experience that is hard to define in a general way. There are multiple pathways to
recovery including: treatment, faith/spirituality, natural, criminal justice interventions, support from individuals,
and/or family, mutual assistance groups and recovery community centers. Everyone’s journey results in their own
unique experience of recovery. Therefore, recovery has many definitions and it is hard to agree on a single one. It goes
beyond abstinence alone to include a full re-engagement in their lives and community based on hope, resilience, health
and wellness, and includes family, friends and community. Recovery starts when a person begins to make better
choices about his or her physical, mental and spiritual health.

Find the Support You Need No Matter Where You Are!

There are many different recovery support groups held within the Maplewood Community Center and throughout
Garden City on various days of the week. Download a list of current meetings here: RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUPS

There are also recovery support groups all across the United States and often in other countries.
Below is the national information for various recovery support organizations.

〉 Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who
share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may
solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The goal of AA is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.
Visit www.aa.org for more information or to find a meeting.
Or call the Hot line at 877-337-0611

〉 Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a nonprofit fellowship of men and women
whom drugs have become a major problem. The vision of NA is that every
addict in the world has the chance to experience this message in his or her
own language and culture and find the opportunity for new way of life.
Visit www.na.org for more information or to find a meeting.
Or call the Hot line at 877-338-1188

〉 Al-Anon

Al-Anon Family Groups are mutual support programs for people whose lives
have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Alateen is also a part of the Al-Anon
Family Groups. It is a fellowship of young people (mostly teenagers) whose lives have
been affected by someone else’s drinking.
Visit www.al-anon.org for more information or to find a meeting.
Or call the Hot line at 800-344-2666

〉 Nar-Anon

The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling
of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to them.
Visit www.nar-anon.org for more information or to find a meeting.
Or call the Hot line at 800-477-6291

〉 Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness based addiction recovery community that
practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as a foundation of the recovery
process. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when
they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while
developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.
Visit www.refugerecovery.org for more information or to find a meeting.
Or call the Hot line at 323-454-3145

〉 Gamblers Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous (GA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their
experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common
problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.
Visit www.gamblersanonymous.org for more information or to find a meeting.
Or call the Hot line at 855-222-5542

〉 Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a fellowship of those who through shared
experiences, learn to gain control of their compulsive eating habits.
We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively.
Visit www.oa.org for more information or to find a meeting.
Or call the Hot line at 505-891-2664

〉 Taking Off Pounds Sensibly

Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (T.O.P.S) is a nonprofit, noncommercial network
of weight loss support groups and wellness education organization. It offers
tools and programs for healthy living and weight management.
Visit www.tops.org for more information or to find a meeting.
Or call the Hot line at 414-482-4620