Sunday , 25 October 2020
Residents in Recovery Lloydminster. (Residents in Recovery Facebook page)

Connecting people in recovery through peer support

Residents in Recovery and Thorpe Recovery Centre put on their first peer group to add extra support during COVID-19 on Wednesday.

Approximately 15 people showed up to Recovery Connection Group to discuss their recovery journeys.

“Connecting people with other individuals in recovery is a huge piece of after treatment healing,” said Executive Director Tyler Lorenz.

The group is a branch off of Thorpe’s continuing care program.

Anyone who is at any phase in their recovery journey looking to connect with others and have discussions with peers can join in.

“We started running this extra group to help Residents in Recovery clients, our Thorpe clients, the community, and to give some extra support during COVID,” said Thorpe Recovery Centre Counselling Manager Joanne Wright.

Thorpe received funding from the Government of Canada towards their programs which was then incorporated with Residents in Recovery.

“Thorpe has been doing the continuing care groups forever and once they received funding we said we have the space here and a lot of people who would be going to a group like that are already here so it just made sense to do it here and co-facilitate with them,” said Lorenz.

Thorpe Recovery is providing a counsellor to run the groups, however Lorenz might co-facilitate as well.

Anyone can be attend either in person or access the meeting through a Zoom call.

The support group runs every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

To join the group, send an email to ccare@thorperecoverycentre.org or contact either organizations.

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