We are very pleased to announce a new Tuesday night, 7:30 to 8:30 PM meeting will be held at the VA Hospital on Campbell Avenue in West Haven, Connecticut.
Loreen Lawrence will be the facilitator. The meeting is open to anyone. Please come to the main entrance and ask for directions to the meeting. Since this is a federal facility, you will be asked to provide ID.
Numerous people worked on getting this meeting started. SMART Recovery’s Founding President, Joe Gerstein, gave several presentations at the West Haven VA. We have also enjoyed the presence of several participants from the VA’s excellent PTSD treatment program at our other New Haven area meetings.
Loreen Lawrence has graciously made space available for a meeting at the American Legion, 337 Main Street, West Haven, CT 06516
Loreen will also be the meeting facilitator. The meetings will be held from 7:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday nights.
Here are several free online courses you may find useful:
Since there’s a snow storm forecast for this weekend, we decided to cancel the Saturday morning meeting scheduled for 1/23/2016.
The best place to keep track of meetings is on our Meetup site. You can also check the list of upcoming meetings in the left sidebar on all pages on this site.
The New Year is a good time to take stock. After you have checked your smoke detector batteries:
If you’re making New Year resolutions, fill in a change plan worksheet. You can use the tools of SMART Recovery to plan and implement many changes in your life.
The online mindfulness course mentioned in an earlier post is being offered again, starting on February 8, 2016. It’s a good way of trying out mindfulness from the comfort of your home computer.
Our Saturday morning meetings are usually held at the Wilson Branch of the New Haven Free Public Library. The library will be closed on December 26 and January 2, so we have temporarily moved the meetings to the Happiness Lab, 756 Chapel Street (the same location as our Wednesday night meetings). We will be back at the Wilson Branch Library on Saturday, January 9, 2016.
As soon as we announced that we’d held our last New Haven meeting until September, Richard went ahead and arranged to hold meetings in August at the Wilson Branch of the New Haven Free Public Library system. It’s a few blocks from our usual home at the Grove, right behind the Yale-New Haven Hospital at 303 Washington Avenue. There’s free parking in the library lot.
We’ll be holding meetings from 10 AM to 11:30 AM on all five Saturdays in August.