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Students for Recovery

Students for Recovery

Students for Recovery Organization

 

 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”

--SAMHSA

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 virtually to support each other in recovery, social and academic pursuits. This is a first step in a new initiative to create a recovery community on campus, and to move campus culture towards greater inclusivity of recovery identities. 

Read more in our press release here.

UPCOMING FORUM!

BCC Voices of Recovery
March 25th, 2-3 PM
Credit eligible 
Join us as we explore what it means to be a student in recovery through the power of personal narrative. Three BCC alums will share their recovery and educational journeys. Come listen and learn! We'll host a follow-up share-back hour over Zoom that evening from 5-6 PM.
Who We Are

Maureen Babineau, a person in long-term recovery and recovery consultant, and Hilary Costa, an ally and graduate intern in Personal Counseling, are co-coordinating this peer community. 

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 recovery@berkshirecc.edu

 

 

Students for Recovery Offerings:

One-on-One Recovery Chat
Want to connect one-on-one with a person in recovery?  Reach out to Maureen at recovery@berkshirecc.edu  or maureen@maureenbabineauconsulting.com, or by text at (413) 374-0146, to schedule a confidential chat.
 
NEW!  Recovery Dharma Meeting 
Tuesdays, 2-3 PM , starting February 9th

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!

Virtual Drop-in Cafe & All-Recovery Meeting
Thursdays, 5-6 PM, starting February 4th
The first 15 minutes will be an informal drop-in time for students to ask questions and connect.  At 5:15, we'll start All-Recovery, a mutual aid meeting that honors multiple pathways of recovery. We follow an inclusive format in a safe and inviting virtual space, and welcome first-time attendees. 

 
 
 

To attend either 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

     

     

  • Online Resources

    Apps

    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.