Recovery is Real. Hope is Essential. You Are Not Alone.
Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. Recovery is possible for everyone regardless of age, gender, or financial status.
Every individual is unique with specific needs, strengths, goals, attitudes, behaviors and expectations for recovery. An individual’s pathway to recovery can also be unique. It may include seeking clinical help, or include connecting with community-based and peers supports, or using strengths to make healthy choices, or they may include all of these elements.
Meeting People on Their Paths to Recovery
New Hampshire has thriving Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs), in nearly every region of the state, run by people who experienced SUD and recovery firsthand. RCOs provide a safe space to help people struggling with addiction plan a path to recovery, stay engaged in the process and reduce the likelihood of a setback.
RCOs can help people wherever they are in their recovery process:
- People can connect with peers who can provide support to help strengthen their motivation to seek treatment.
- When people connect to both a recovery center and treatment provider at the same time, RCOs reinforce the value of sobriety and provide a social network outside of drug use.
- People in long-term recovery can draw strength from connections made with peers, and often help others who are struggling with substance misuse, as mentors, coaches and peer leaders.
- Centers provide overdose prevention training – including distributing the opioid overdose reversal medication naloxone (Narcan) – and help those in active use learn safer practices.
Recovery Centers Are Easy to Find
All Centers offer the services below free of charge to New Hampshire residents:
Peer Coaching: Trained peers serve as guides, mentors and coaches, helping people develop plans and removing barriers.
Telephone Support: Recovery centers offer peer support by telephone for those unable to make it to a center. During these calls, people may receive information about community resources (including transportation options), support groups and other supports.
Healthy living groups: Every Recovery center offers a wide range of healthy living groups. These groups may take the form of gardening or yoga activities, financial literacy, goal setting, work readiness training and more.
Mutual support groups meetings: Recovery centers make space available for a variety of support groups including 12 step groups, SMART recovery, Refuge Recovery and family support groups.
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