Sup­port Groups

SMART Recov­ery (Find Meet­ings Near You) (Vis­it SMART Recov­ery Online)

Ken­neth Young Cen­ter pro­vides cost-free, SMART Recov­ery meet­ings! In light of COVID-19, all KYC SMART meet­ings are avail­able on Zoom video con­fer­enc­ing. Click here to learn more.

  • Gen­er­al Adults (ages 18 and over) Sat­ur­days from 10 – 11:30a
  • Youth (ages 17 and under) Thurs­days from 4:30 – 6p
  • LGBTQ+ Adults (ages 18 and over) Thurs­days from 6:30 – 8p

Each meet­ing is free and takes place at 650 E. Algo­nquin Rd. Suite 104 Schaum­burg, IL 60107

SMART Recov­ery meet­ings are peer-led sup­port groups for those in recov­ery from addic­tive behav­iors, includ­ing sub­stance use. Meet­ings are part dis­cus­sion, part edu­ca­tion­al, incor­po­rat­ing tools of Cog­ni­tive Behav­ioral Ther­a­py (CBT), Ratio­nal Emo­tive Behav­ior Ther­a­py (REBT) and moti­va­tion­al inter­view­ing. Meet­ings are cost-free and non-reli­gious­ly affil­i­at­ed. SMART Recov­ery Online offers 247 chat rooms, dai­ly online meet­ings, and a mes­sage board. 

Nar­cotics Anony­mous (Find Meet­ings Near You)

Nar­cotics Anony­mous (NA) meet­ings are 12-step groups for peo­ple in recov­ery from mis­us­ing nar­cotics. Meet­ings are based on spir­i­tu­al prin­ci­ples and con­sist of group read­ings from NA lit­er­a­ture as well as group shar­ing. NA mem­bers are high­ly encour­aged to find spon­sors with­in the group — anoth­er per­son in recov­ery who can serve as a sup­port sys­tem for them. 

Red­dit Recov­ery (View Forum)

Red­dit is a dig­i­tal social forum which anony­mous, reg­is­tered mem­bers can sub­mit con­tent to the site such as links, text posts, and images, which are then vot­ed up or down by oth­er mem­bers. The Red­dit Recov­ery page is a com­mu­ni­ty of mem­bers who dis­cuss recov­ery-relat­ed topics. 

Refuge Recov­ery (Find Meet­ings Near You) (Join Online Meet­ings)

Refuge Recov­ery (RR) meet­ings con­sist of med­i­ta­tion, read­ing Refuge Recov­ery lit­er­a­ture, and group shar­ing. RR is based on non-reli­gious Bud­dhist prin­ci­ples and does not require a belief in God or a high­er power. 

Talk­ing Cir­cle (Find Meet­ings Near You)

Talk­ing Cir­cle is part of Trick­ster Art Gallery pro­gram­ming. Led by Angel Salas, this group explores top­ics of health, recov­ery, vet­er­ans, fam­i­ly, and oth­er gen­er­al group dis­cus­sion topics.

Sober­grid — Social Net­work (Avail­able on iOS) (Avail­able on Google Play)

Look­ing for a sober com­mu­ni­ty? Cre­ate a pro­file (anony­mous or oth­er­wise) on Sober­grid and get con­nect­ed to a Face­book-like net­work of oth­er peo­ple attain­ing sobri­ety. Share posts, pic­tures, per­son­al mes­sages and even join pri­vate groups with oth­ers on this app.

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