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Virtual Community Timetable

Virtual Community Timetable

By Recovery Connections
15 January, 2021

Find out more about our virtual timetable.

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Guest blog - John Elford

Guest blog - John Elford

By Recovery Connections
19 January, 2021

We’re good at tough, us folks in recovery that is.


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Benefits of Yoga

Benefits of Yoga

By Recovery Connections
12 January, 2021

Yoga is back on the timetable!


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Coping with anxiety

Coping with anxiety

By Recovery Connections
5 January, 2021

Practical ways to soothe and cope with anxiety.


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2020 in review

2020 in review

By Recovery Connections
18 December, 2020

What have we been up to this year?


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Online Mutual Aid Groups - XMAS 2020

Online Mutual Aid Groups - XMAS 2020

By Recovery Connections
16 December, 2020

Online Mutual Aid Meetings are available to attend throughout Christmas, in addition to our Christmas virtual timetable.


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2020 at the community garden

2020 at the community garden

By Recovery Connections
11 December, 2020

We chatted to volunteer Frank who leads the community garden project about some of the developments the community has been working on, and what’s to come.


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About Medical Detox

About Medical Detox

By Recovery Connections
7 December, 2020

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about detox that can make people apprehensive about starting the process.


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Christmas timetable changes

Christmas timetable changes

By Recovery Connections
3 December, 2020

Our virtual community timetable will change slightly over the two weeks of Christmas.


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WISC - Integrated Step Course

WISC - Integrated Step Course

By Recovery Connections
25 November, 2020

Have you heard of WISC?


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Lifestyle changes that can help recovery

Lifestyle changes that can help recovery

By Recovery Connections
23 November, 2020

Recovery is an ongoing journey and there are lifestyle changes which can support and benefit you.

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Alcohol Awareness Week 2020

Alcohol Awareness Week 2020

By Recovery Connections
16 November, 2020

16-22 November is Alcohol Awareness Week 2020!


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Veg Pledge 2020

Veg Pledge 2020

By Recovery Connections
9 November, 2020

You’ll have heard the phrase ‘eat your greens’ but did you know that eating fruit and vegetables can benefit mental wellbeing as well as physical wellbeing?


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Top tips for a good night's sleep

Top tips for a good night's sleep

By Recovery Connections
2 November, 2020

The importance of sleep for our mental and physical wellness is often underestimated.


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Journalists, the media and the opioid epidemic

Journalists, the media and the opioid epidemic

By Recovery Connections
26 October, 2020

We know most journalists covering this genre of news want to get the story right, and we also know that when it comes to addiction, there’s a lot to consider.


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Practice, not perfect

Practice, not perfect

By Recovery Connections
5 October, 2020

We should focus on the power of practice rather than perfectionism.


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Tips for relapse prevention

Tips for relapse prevention

By Recovery Connections
14 September, 2020

It is essential to develop relapse prevention skills during recovery.


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Being a sponsor

Being a sponsor

By Recovery Connections
7 September, 2020

At some point during your recovery, you may consider becoming a sponsor.


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Recovery Month 2020

Recovery Month 2020

By Recovery Connections
1 September, 2020

September is International Recovery Month.


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Overdose Awareness Day 2020

Overdose Awareness Day 2020

By Recovery Connections
27 August, 2020

International Overdose Awareness Day is on 31st August every year.


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Why should I join a virtual community group?

Why should I join a virtual community group?

By Recovery Connections
1 July, 2020

If you've been asking yourself that question, this is the blog for you.

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Store Cupboard Ideas

Store Cupboard Ideas

By Recovery Connections
16 April, 2020

It is always good to have a store of useful items in your cupboards.


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10 Things to do Inside

10 Things to do Inside

By Recovery Connections
15 April, 2020

It can be hard to go from having so much freedom to do what you like to have to be inside all the time.


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National Collegiate Recovery Day 2020

National Collegiate Recovery Day 2020

By Recovery Connections
14 April, 2020

Wednesday 15th April 2020 is National Collegiate Recovery Day; read about our story of supporting students in recovery here.


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Virtual Community Timetable

Virtual Community Timetable

By Recovery Connections
30 March, 2020

Information on how to access our virtual community timetable and how to access and attend sessions.


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Accessing Support Online

Accessing Support Online

By Recovery Connections
19 March, 2020

In addition to our online meetings at Recovery Connections, many peer support networks are moving their meetings online too.


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Recovery Connections - Vision

Recovery Connections - Vision

By Recovery Connections

We're really proud to launch our revised Vision.


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Recovery Connections - Values

Recovery Connections - Values

By Recovery Connections

We're really proud to launch our revised Values.


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Recovery Connections - Mission

Recovery Connections - Mission

By Recovery Connections

We're really proud to launch our revised Mission.


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The Fork In The Road - Stage One

The Fork In The Road - Stage One

By Recovery Connections
5 February, 2020

If you attended our Community Marketplace and Graduations on Tuesday 4th February 2020, you will have heard the great news - the cafe within The Stages Academy is now part of the Recovery Connections Family!


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Coffee Training with Rounton Coffee Roasters

Coffee Training with Rounton Coffee Roasters

By Recovery Connections
28 January, 2020

The Fork In The Road team travelled over to Rounton Coffee Roasters HQ to complete their coffee training!

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Boro Man Can Launch

Boro Man Can Launch

By Recovery Connections
24 January, 2020

Find out more about the Boro Man Can campaign that supports men's mental and physical health in Middlesbrough.


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Exciting News for Fork In The Road

Exciting News for Fork In The Road

By Recovery Connections
22 January, 2020

We are delighted to announce that on February 1st, 2020 Bar Zero will be renamed 131 The Venue.


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Community Recovery Support

Community Recovery Support

By Recovery Connections

In January 2019 Recovery Connections commissioned an independent piece of work to consult with people who are accessing – or have accessed - the Community Recovery element of our work.


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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

By Recovery Connections
20 December, 2019

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, from our Recovery Connections Family to yours.


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Meeting Finder

Meeting Finder

By Recovery Connections

How to find AA, NA and CA meetings in your area.


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In Out of the Cold 2019

In Out of the Cold 2019

By Recovery Connections
11 December, 2019

It was great to be invited back to In Out of the Cold for the fourth year.


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Christmas 2019 - Community Timetable

Christmas 2019 - Community Timetable

By Recovery Connections
9 December, 2019

Advanced notice regarding our community activity timetable during the Christmas period.


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Recovery Talk – A Guide

Recovery Talk – A Guide

By Recovery Connections

You might be wondering what this platform will be used for and why it’s been created, and we’d like to give you a brief overview.


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2019 in review

2019 in review

By Recovery Connections
5 December, 2019

For those who couldn't make it to our December Community Event and Graduation, here's what we've been up to for the last 12 months.


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David Collins – ‘This Is My Legacy’

David Collins – ‘This Is My Legacy’

By Recovery Connections
4 December, 2019

We were lucky enough to have David Collins visit us again from South Africa in November 2019.

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Visit to Peat Rigg

Visit to Peat Rigg

By Recovery Connections
25 November, 2019

At the beginning of November we spent the day at Peat Rigg Outdoor Training Centre.


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We own The Fork In The Road!

We own The Fork In The Road!

By Recovery Connections
25 November, 2019

Have a read of the official press release that was distributed to local media outlets when Recovery Connections officially became the new owners of The Fork In The Road.


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What is addiction?

What is addiction?

By Recovery Connections

A bit of information about what classifies as addiction and the signs of addictive behaviour.


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CRAFT Training

CRAFT Training

By Recovery Connections

CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) teaches individuals effective strategies for helping a loved one struggling with addiction and also helps them to work towards feeling better themselves.


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SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery

By Recovery Connections

SMART (Self-Management And Recovery Training) Recovery can help people recover from all types of addictive behaviour.


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Coffee Bike Doing The Rounds

Coffee Bike Doing The Rounds

By Recovery Connections

Twice a week we head out with the Recovery Connections coffee bike into Middlesbrough town centre.


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August Graduation

August Graduation

By Recovery Connections
1 August, 2019

We came together to celebrate our August Graduations.


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Trip to San Patrignano

Trip to San Patrignano

By Recovery Connections
25 July, 2019

Imagine a rehab that's the size of a small town where 1500 residents live for 3.


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The Recovery Revolution (10 Historic Milestones)

The Recovery Revolution (10 Historic Milestones)

By Recovery Connections
2 July, 2019

We are proud to be on a continual journey of recovery & offer support that's provided in a meaningful & authentic way.


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Singing at Durham Cathedral

Singing at Durham Cathedral

By Recovery Connections
2 July, 2019

In September our choir along with members of Voices of Recovery sang at Durham Cathedral.

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Five Ways To Wellbeing

Five Ways To Wellbeing

By Recovery Connections

The 5 ways to wellbeing is the framework that we use to deliver the community based recovery support.


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Recovery Exhibition

Recovery Exhibition

By Recovery Connections
20 February, 2019

Over the past 6 months we have worked with Milda Samsonaite from the Royal College of Arts.


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Singing at St Johns Church

Singing at St Johns Church

By Recovery Connections
17 December, 2018

A Merry Christmas from Recovery Connections


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Recovery Walk - Middlesbrough 2019

Recovery Walk - Middlesbrough 2019

By Recovery Connections
29 September, 2018

It was our biggest yet!