Connect with us online!
We are an online peer to peer support network designed to provide an instant connection to like-minded people in a supportive and safe community. It facilitates the giving and receiving of support in a non-judgemental environment. Enabling users to share the ups and downs of life without fear of judgment and repercussion. We combine social networking with support to create a fun engaging place to share that also has a positive impact on recovery.
The PIER Recovery Community Center online support groups give people living with a substance use disorder a safe, welcoming place to share experiences, discuss coping skills, and offer each other hope. With the support of generous community partners and friends, we are rapidly adding more groups to meet the urgent need for online support.
Our groups are led by peers – which means that the person facilitating the meeting knows firsthand what it’s like to live with a behavioral health disorder. We offer special groups for men and women, LGBTQ people, and family, friends, and caregivers who support people with substance use disorders.
Fall 2020 Online Support Group Schedule:
Monday | 11:00 AM | Stress Management | Join Here: Facebook Live
Everyone experiences stress. Sometimes it can help you focus and get the task at hand done. But when stress is frequent and intense, it can strain your body and make it impossible to function. Finding effective ways to deal is crucial to living well. In this group, the facilitators help participants navigate the different techniques in reducing stress and increasing self-awareness and positive thinking.
Monday | 12:30 PM | Parenting & Recovery | Join Here: https://meeting.windstream.com/j/11110410767
For many parents, this means improving their relationship with their children. No matter what challenges your family has faced in the past, there’s always hope for a brighter tomorrow and a healthier family dynamic. This is a 12-week course that meets once a week. The class certificate is presented at the end of the 12-week course.
Tuesday | 11:00 AM | Anger Management | Join Here: https://meeting.windstream.com/j/11110410767
The goal of the group is to offer support, education, and guidance to those who struggle with anger by helping them gain more insight into their automatic thoughts, cognitive distortions, underlying assumptions, and core beliefs and to reframe them as needed. Secondly, various stress management, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance strategies are identified and discussed. This is a 12-week course, meeting once a week.
Tuesday | 1:00 PM | Employment Lab | ttps://meeting.windstream.com/j/11110410767
For individuals in recovery, there may be barriers to obtaining and sustaining gainful employment due to a prior criminal record, negative educational histories, technology illiteracy, gaps in employment history, financial complications, and stigmatization of those with a history of addiction, among other factors. Here you can get support with resume building, mock interviewing, and job search. No appointment is needed.
Wednesday | 11:00 AM | Recovery Management | Join Here: Facebook Live
This group focuses on life challenges, work, relationships, resources for long-term recovery, and relapse prevention. Participants who feel at risk due to life challenges, stress, trauma, mental health, and other issues are appropriate for Recovery Management. Development and successful use of a craving intervention plan, identifying triggers, and strong peer support are key.
Wednesday | 12:30 PM | Spirituality in Recovery | Join Here: Facebook Live
Regardless of how you choose to express your spirituality, your practice should always be grounded in love and compassion while guiding you closer to your purpose in life. This support group invites you to explore and question the different aspects of spirituality in recovery.
Wednesday | 1:30 PM | Grief in Recovery | Join Here: https://meeting.windstream.com/j/11110410767
Grief can occur in response to a relationship breakdown or the death of a loved friend, family member, partner, or child. It can also occur when a person undergoes significant life changes such as moving homes, changing jobs, giving up an addiction, or even undergoing an operation. For those in recovery, practicing healthy coping strategies is critical to avoiding relapse. In this group, you will discuss and learn different strategies for healing.
Thursday | 11:00 AM | Attacking Anxiety | Join Here: Facebook Live
Peer-to-peer support group for those coping with fear and stress associated with various anxiety disorders. Members of our support groups have found that in addition to professional therapy, sharing stories and meeting others with anxiety can be therapeutic. In fact, many that struggle with social anxiety have found attacking anxiety a safe social outlet for them.
Thursday | 12:30 PM | Double Trouble (Co-Occurring Disorders) Recovery | Join Here: Facebook Live
DTR is designed to meet the needs of the dually diagnosed and is clearly for those having addictive substance problems as well as having been diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. DTR follows a Twelve Step approach to recovery. Working the DTR Twelve Steps and regular attendance at DTR and other appropriate self-help groups will help us gain the rewards of sanity, serenity, and freedom from addictions.
Friday | 10:30 AM | Women's Recovery | Join Here: https://meeting.windstream.com/j/11110410767
Women in this group share their personal experiences and their hopes for the future while developing warm friendships with other women. Members of the group are encouraged through positive reinforcement and thinking health changes (meditation and exercise), and connection through group participation.
Friday | 11:30 AM | PROUD! LGBTQ+ In Recovery | Join Here: https://meeting.windstream.com/j/11110410767
Research suggests that members of the LGBTQ+ community are at higher risk for depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. If you're struggling with addiction or mental health issues as a result of prejudice or adversity you've faced as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, you'll find support and solace here. Moderated by a certified peer support specialist, this online meeting is a safe and convenient outlet for you to discuss the challenges you face and learn how to stand strong on your road to recovery.
Friday | 12:00 PM | Stories of Hope: Recovery Stories | Join Here: Facebook Live
Sharing your story with another person makes your recovery more real. It’s not a recovery story until you tell someone about it. Remember this is a story of recovery, not of illness. Instead of focusing on the impacts of the illness and reliving details of your addiction, focus on your wins and how you’ve overcome challenges and maintained wellness. We find people in the recovery community to share their experiences with finding recovery.