Our Programs

Types of support provided include resource referrals, recovery support services such as meetings and Recovery Coaching as well as recreational activities. Our hope is to offer a variety of opportunities and supports to help create an encompassing path to recovery for each individual. Our role is to provide support to those who choose to utilize recovery services and to ensure that we provide a welcoming and safe environment.
 
  • 12-step programs are free recovery program for people suffering from Substance Abuse Disorder.

  • 12-step program participants follow a set of recovery steps to achieve and maintain abstinence from addictive substances or behaviors. Many people use a sponsor to help them through the process.

  • The program uses a spiritual approach that includes a belief in a higher power. Members define that higher power in their own way.

  • Meetings are often held in public spaces such as churches or schools . Some meetings are open to anyone who wants to attend, while others are only for people with an addiction or prospective 12-step members.

  • Becoming a member is free. The only requirement is a desire to stop using.

12-Step Groups

SMART Recovery's purpose is to support individuals who have chosen to abstain, or are considering abstinence from any type of addictive behaviors (substances or activities), by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions; and to work towards long-term satisfactions and quality of life.

Their Approach:

  • Teaches self-empowerment and self-reliance.

  • Encourages individuals to recover and live satisfying lives.

  • Teaches tools and techniques for self-directed change.

  • Meetings are educational and include open discussions.

  • Advocates the appropriate use of prescribed medications and psychological treatments.

  • Evolves as scientific knowledge of addiction recovery evolves.

SMART Recovery Groups

Come play with clay in the Echo Nowakoski memorial pottery room, where Pat will instruct you on the use of different techniques, tools, paints and stains. We also offer other classes, such as Wood Burning and Creative Coloring. Meet others in recovery, and have fun making something unique and beautiful. A fee of $5 is requested for each piece you wish to make, this covers the cost of materials such as clay, paint, wood burners, etc. See our calendar for times and days.

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Pottery and Art Activities
Wellness Activities

               

    Jo LaMarche has been so kind in offering her services at Turning Point. She teaches us restorative yoga, for beginners and anyone who wants an activity that's great for the body and mind, Monday evenings from 4:30pm- 5:30pm here in the meeting room. This class is free of charge although donations are always accepted. Please dress comfy and bring a mat if able, hope to see you there.  

Other Support Groups

We have two large meeting rooms that we encourage other recovery related groups to use. From one-time events to weekly meetings, we are available to host groups that will continue to help the recovery community grow and be healthy.

Recovery Coaching

Recovery coaching is a form of strengths-based support for persons with Substance Use/Abuse Disorder or anyone who has an unwanted / unhealthy behavior and wants to make a positive change.   Using Motivational Interviewing, our coaches will help you as an individual explore which recovery path is right for you.  Recovery coaches have personal experience, training, knowledge and an understanding of the recovery process, as well as an extensive knowledge of community resources.

Social Activities

Recovery isn't all work and no play. From BBQ's and potlucks, movie and game nights, to our very own softball team, we offer a variety of activities that are just good clean fun. It will give you something to do that promotes active, healthy living.

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Contact Us

© Copyright 2018 Rutland Turning Point

Tel: 802-773-6010

Email: turningpointcenterrutland@yahoo.com

Address

141 State St.

Rutland VT. 05701