Addiction and Recovery
Peer to Peer group with support
Every Monday 11-1PM
We also meet on a Thursday to chill and check in
End of year dates
Monday Meet ups
Monday 27th November
Monday 4th December
Monday 11th December
Thursday meet ups
Thursday 30th November
Thursday 7th December
Thursday 14th December - LAST SESSION
Addiction refers to the compulsive and harmful use of substances or engagement in behaviours despite negative consequences. Recovery, on the other hand, is the process of overcoming addiction and working towards a healthier and more fulfilling life.
There are several approaches to addiction recovery, and it's important to find the one that works best foreach individual. Here are a few key aspects to consider:
1. Acknowledgment: The first step in recovery is acknowledging the presence of addiction and accepting that change is necessary. This self-awareness can pave the way for seeking help and support.
2. Treatment options: There are various treatment options available, including therapy, support groups, and rehabilitation programs. Seeking professional help from addiction specialists can provide guidance on the most suitable approach for each individual.
3. Support systems: Building a strong support network is crucial during the recovery process. This can include family, friends, support groups, and counsellors who can offer encouragement, understanding, and accountability.
4. Lifestyle changes: Making positive changes in one's lifestyle can support recovery. This may involve adopting healthy habits, such as regular exercise, proper nutrition, and engaging in activities that promote well-being.
5. Coping strategies: Developing effective coping mechanisms is essential in managing cravings and avoiding relapse. This can include learning stress-management techniques, practicing mindfulness, and finding healthy outlets for emotions.
6. Long-term commitment: Recovery is a lifelong journey, and maintaining sobriety requires ongoing effort and commitment. It's important to stay focused on personal goals, continue seeking support, and make choices that align with a healthy and addiction-free lifestyle.
Remember, everyone's journey to recovery is unique. It's important not to compare oneself to others and to be patient and kind to oneself throughout the process.