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Students for Recovery

Students for Recovery

Students for Recovery 


 Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential”


Are you in recovery, or interested in exploring recovery -- from any substance, behavior, pattern or relationship that causes suffering in your life?  

We hold supportive, safe space for students on recovery journeys and their allies. You can connect with Students for Recovery in whatever way feels comfortable to you: send us an email, text Maureen at 413-374-0146 for a one-on-one chat, or join us for one of our weekly drop-in offerings, listed below. Newcomers and students exploring recovery are always welcome!

Students for Recovery is an informal group for students in any stage of their journey, and honors all pathways of recovery. We meet in-person and virtually to support each other in recovery, social and academic pursuits. 

Learn about Kate, a BCC alum in recovery, here!
Who We Are

Maureen Babineau, M.A., education/recovery specialist and person in long-term recovery, and Hilary Costa, M.A., recovery ally and Personal Counselor. We view recovery through a wellness lens, as we support students holistically in recovery, wellness, peer connection, and navigating college.

We love hearing from you--if you're interested in being part of Students for Recovery, or have a question, please reach out to us at:





Students for Recovery Fall Offerings

Connection Cafe (in-person)
Thursdays, 1:30-2 PM, starting September 16th. Susan B. Anthony Rear Lounge  (2nd floor, between Campus Safety and the Student Support Center.)
An informal time for any student to drop in, chat, connect, and gain support, and share refreshments. If you or someone you care about is struggling, or if you need help navigating BCC or anything getting in the way of your success, please stop in and talk about it!
Recovery Dharma Meeting (in-person)
Thursdays, 2-3 PM, September 16th. Susan B. Anthony Rear Lounge  (2nd floor, between Campus Safety and the Student Support Center).

Interested in exploring meditation and mindfulness to support recovery? An inclusive, drop-in group that uses the Recovery Dharma text to guide us in practice, meditation, and compassionate self-inquiry. Text will be provided to all attendees. No experience with meditation necessary!

Drop-in Recovery Study Space
Mondays 11-1 and Wednesdays 1-3, starting September 13th. Hawthorne-315.
An opportunity to drop in and talk to a peer in recovery, or just study in a recovery-friendly space.
One-on-One Recovery Chat
Want to connect one-on-one with a person in recovery?  Reach out to Maureen at mbabineau@berkshirecc.edu, or by text at (413) 374-0146, to schedule a confidential chat.


Virtual All-Recovery Meeting Coming Soon!


To attend any of our weekly offerings, you do not have to reach out in advance--simply drop in and join us! 

  • Local Resources

    Learn to Cope

    Learn to Cope is a non-profit support network that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for those coping with a loved one's addiction. For local information and to access virtual meetings, contact Peter Babineau at pbabineau@learn2cope.org


    Rural Recovery Resources  
    Rural Recovery Resources is a peer-support recovery center, fostering community, communication, and referrals. They offer in-person All-Recovery Meetings at 7PM on Fridays, at 60 Bridge St, Great Barrington, and over Zoom at 7 PM on Thursdays here. You can also reach out to Gary Pratt at gary@rsyp.org.
  • Online Resources


    In The Rooms 

    In The Rooms is a free online recovery tool that offers 130 weekly online meetings for those recovering from addiction and related issues. It embrace multiple pathways to recovery, including all 12 Step, Non-12 Step, Wellness and Mental Health modalities.

    Insight Timer

    A free library of more than 80k guided meditations and talks--for stress reduction, grounding and self-care.

    Online Communities & Fellowships

     The Phoenix

    The Phoenix is an online community serving 42,000 members nationwide, and offering a huge range of fitness, yoga and meditation classes online. The Phoenix’s mission is to build a sober active community that fuels resilience and harnesses the transformational power of connection so that together we rise, recover, and live.

    Recovery Dharma

    With a mission to support individuals on their path of recovery from addiction using Buddhist practices and principles, Recovery Dharma offers dozens of weekly meetings online. 

    Alcoholics Anonymous- Western Mass Intergroup and Berkshire County Intergroup

    Visit for face-to-face and virtual mutual-aid meetings.

    Berkshire County Narcotics Anonymous

    Visit for face-to-face and virtual mutual aid meetings.

    Berkshire County Al-Anon

    Al-Anon is a "fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems." Visit for face-to-face and virtual mutual aid meetings.