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Recovery Friendly Community

The Town of Portland is proud to be recognized as a Recovery Friendly Community. In October 2022, the Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a motion to begin the steps of establishing Portland as a Recovery Friendly Community. In December 2022, Portland was officially recognized by the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHAS) Alcohol and Drug Policy Council as a Recovery Friendly Community.

As a Recovery Friendly Community, Portland is supporting residents that are in recovery from a substance use disorder by: 1) raising awareness of the nature of such conditions; 2) promoting health and recovery by reducing stigma and discrimination; and 3) building or improving the environmental factors necessary for people in recovery to flourish. Some of the benefits of being Recovery Friendly may include: reduced substance use; reduced overdoses; reduced crime; an improved sense of community compassion and support; and positive visibility.

Our support will continue to evolve as we make progress within the community. For more information on how Portland supports people in recovery, recovery resources, and how you can become part of the effort, please check out our Local Prevention Council: POWER Up Portland.

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Portland Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Groups

Sunday

7:00 PM

Portland Sunday Night Beginners Group

Trinity Episcopal Church

345 Main St

Monday

8:00 PM

Road Menders Group

(men)

Trinity Episcopal Church

345 Main St

Tuesday

5:00 PM

Big Book Step Speaker Meeting

(online)

Wednesday

Thursday

7:00 PM

Brownstone Quarry Group

St Mary's School

45 Freestone Ave

Friday

Saturday

7:00 PM

Came to Believe Group

Trinity Episcopal Church

345 Main St

Connecticut Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Find a meeting

Alcoholics Anonymous

Anyone with a desire to stop drinking is welcome, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, income, or profession. And it's free. You can just sit and listen and learn more about recovery, or you can share about your situation. It's completely up to you.

Portland Narcotics Anonymous (AA) Groups

Sunday

Monday

6:00 PM

Basically Lit Recovery

(O, BT)

Zion Lutheran Church

183 William St

Tuesday

6:00 PM

Over The Wall

(O, To, WC, K)

Portland United Methodist Church

381 Main St

Wednesday

7:00 PM

Living Clean

(O, LC)

First Congregational Church

554 Main St

Thursday

7:30 PM

Whole Lava Love

(O, To)

Trinity Episcopal Church

345 Main St

Friday

7:00 PM

Stepping Into The Weekend

(O, ST)

Zion Lutheran Church

183 William St

Saturday

5:30 PM

Recovery 101

(O, RF, WC, TC)

(online)

7:00 PM

Straight Lace

(O, JFT, S, WC, K)

(women)

Portland United Methodist Church

381 Main St

10:00 PM

Til' The Wheels Fall Off

(O, S, To)

Trinity Episcopal Church

345 Main St

Connecticut Narcotics Anonymous

NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. We suggest that you keep an open mind and give yourself a break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that we can follow them in our daily lives. The most important thing about them is that they work. We have learned from our group experience that those who keep coming to our meetings regularly stay clean.

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Narcotics Anonymous

Our vision is that every addict in the world has the chance to experience our message in his or her own language and culture and find the opportunity for a new way of life.

Additional Recovery Resources

Unity Recovery

Unity Recovery supports all pathways and programs from mental health and substance use disorders - everyone in the community is always welcome. We offer non-clinical, peer-based recovery support services to help you along your path.

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Al-Anon Family Groups CT

Our personal situations may be different, but we share as equals because of what we have in common: our lives have been affected by another person's drinking. Al-Anon is a mutual support group. We can find understanding and support when we share our common experience with each other. Some of us are here because a spouse or partner has struggled with alcoholism. For others, the problem drinker is a parent, child, or grandchild. Sometimes a brother, a sister, or some other friend or relative brings us to Al-Anon. Many of us have had more than one alcoholic family member or friend.

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Connecticut Drug Rehabilitation Centers

Information about addiction in Connecticut, causes and signs of substance abuse, and a listing of Rehab Centers in Connecticut through addictions.com.

Connecticut Drug Use & Treatment Information

Information about addiction services in Connecticut, causes and signs of substance abuse, listing of services available throughout the state, and a helpline through addicted.org.

AddictionGuide.com

Addiction Guide is your trusted educational guide to addiction and recovery, founded by recovering addicts and board-certified addiction specialists.

Additional Recovery Resources

Root Center

The Root Center offers a number of holistic programs focused on substance use and co-occurring disorders.

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