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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”

--SAMHSA

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

Students for Recovery holds 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 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. 

In May 2021, Berkshire Community College became an institutional member of the Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE). Check out their website for national student opportunities, conference, and resources. If you're interested in student membership or attending the annual conference virtually, please contact Maureen!

 

Maureen Babineau

Maureen Babineau, M.A., is an education/recovery specialist and person in long-term recovery. I view recovery through a wellness lens, and support students holistically in recovery, wellness, peer connection, and navigating college.

I love hearing from you--please reach out at mbabineau@berkshirecc.edu!

Spring 2022 Weekly Offerings

Recovery Dharma
Thursdays, 1 - 2 PM, starting February 3rd
The Women's Center, Student Engagement, Susan B. Anthony
An inclusive, drop-in group that uses the Recovery Dharma text to guide us in practice, meditation, and compassionate self-inquiry. No experience with meditation required! Free books for all attendees. Note: Meeting will be virtual on February 24th, at this Zoom link.
 
BCC Women's Recovery Circle (NEW Virtual Offering!)
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30, starting February 22nd: Zoom link
A warm, welcoming space where self-identified women in recovery come together to share topics and themes that are salient in their lives. Meant to foster personal growth and build community!
 
In-person Recovery Office Hours
Thursdays, 2-3 PM, starting February 3rd
The Women's Center, Student Engagement, Susan B. Anthony
Please drop in for confidential, one-on-one recovery chats, resources and support. Note: Office Hours will be virtual on February 24th, at this Zoom link.
 
Virtual One-on-One Recovery Support
If the above office hour doesn't work for you, please reach out to Maureen at mbabineau@berkshirecc.edu to schedule another time Tuesday-Friday.
 
Forums and Events
 
National Collegiate Recovery Day is April 15, 2022. Stay tuned for opportunities to participate with other collegiate recovery communities and students from campuses across the country! ARHE website here. BCC will recognize and celebrate this day through a Voices of Recovery forum: see details below.
 
Voices of Recovery Forum
April 14, 2-3 PM: Zoom link

Join us as we explore what it means to be a person in recovery through the power of personal narrative. Come listen and learn!

 

 

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

    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.