What is a Peer Led Recovery Center?

A Peer Led Recovery Center is a community resource which is open to all concerned with alcohol and drug addiction whether it if for one’s self or loved ones who battle the disease.  It is run by people who are in long term recovery.  It provides a safe, clean and sober location for people in…

Upcoming Event: New Year’s Alcathon and Gala

Being around sober people in recovery is very important around the holidays!  The Kittery Lion’s Club at 117 State Road in Kittery, Maine is having it’s Annual New Year’s Alcathon and Gala starting Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 6pm and going through til 11pm on Sunday, January 1, 2017.  Don’t spend your New Year’s Eve…

Upcoming Event: Fall Recovery Speaker Fest in Portsmouth, NH

On Saturday, October 15, 2016, Safe Harbor Recovery Center at 865 Islington Street in Portsmouth, NH will be hosting their Fall Recovery Speaker Fest from 12 pm – 4 pm.   There is no charge for this event and we will have an inspiring line up of speakers sharing their experience, strength, and hope about recovery from…

Celebrating Recovery Month!

September is National Recovery Month. This national observance (which American Society of Addiction Medicine is a proud planning partner of) was developed to educate the public that recovery from mental and/or substance use disorder is possible.  Over 23 million Americans are currently in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. The theme for this…

Upcoming Event: AA Loon Mountain 12 Step Festival on Oct 21-23, 2016

The AA (Alcohol Anonymous) Loon Mountain 12 Step Festival (Al-Anon members  are also welcome) will be held on October, 21, 22, 23 of 2016 at Woodward’s Resort in Lincoln, NH.  There will be speakers, fellowship, and fun! The Whole weekend is only $190 per person D.O. or $265 Single.  This price includes: Two night’s lodging…

Support Group: All Recovery Support Group Meetings

Have you ever heard of an All Recovery Support Group?  I never had until just recently and I think the concept sounds pretty cool. These meetings are based on the philosophy that people from every addiction recovery pathway have much in common and can benefit from sharing together. These meetings are open to anyone regardless…

Upcoming Event: Hungry for Hope

A benefit for Safe Harbor Recovery Center called “Hungry for Hope” will be held on the evening of Wednesday, September 14, 2016.  Please join them as they Harvest Hope for the opioid crisis in the Seacoast under the Harvest Moon at One Harbour Place in Portsmouth, NH. Numerous local restaurants, wine and beer vendors, and…

Upcoming Event: 2016 NH Al-Anon Convention in Nashua

The 33rd NH Al-Anon and Alateen Convention with AA participation called “Ways to Wisdom” will be held September 9 – 11, 2016 at the Courtyard by Marriott which is located at 2200 Southwood Drive in Nashua, New Hampshire.  It will be a weekend filled with fellowship, entertainment, member sharing, speakers and workshops.  If you have a…

Recommended Book: How Al-Anon Works

I highly recommend this book to anyone who worries about  a family member, loved-one, or friend that has any kind of addiction.  Al-Anon mainly focuses on helping families and friends of Alcoholics, but it is increasingly helping families and friends of Addicts as well.    This book has about 400 pages and it has so…

Recovery is a Life Long Process

“We suffered from a disease for which there is no known cure. It can however be arrested at some point, and recovery is then possible”. ~ Narcotics Anonymous   For people with addictions, recovery is a daily battle that they must constantly be diligent about fighting.  These practices really can help: Attending 12-step meetings regularly…

Eliminate the “Shoulds”

I just read a really great post called “If You Could Improve Your Life by Replacing One Word Would You?”  It reminded me of some things I had recently learned about why eliminating the word “should” from my vocabulary is something I now work on regularly.  When I tell myself I should be doing more…

Recommended Book: Came to Believe

This book is a collection of stories by A.A. members who write about Step 2 which is: “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity”. For many alcoholics and addicts starting a 12 step recovery program, Step 2 can be very difficult or a huge determent from the program.  Many…