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Fostering a safe space for recovery

What we do

South Shore Peer Recovery helped over 500 individuals and family members in 2019 by providing support and building skills. We bring people with lived experience (PEERS) together to build our strong and vibrant recovery community. 

You are a peer if:

You are a person in recovery or a person seeking recovery from substance use disorder or other addiction

You are a family member or loved one of a person seeking recovery or in recovery

You are a community member who wants to help end the stigma associated with substance use disorder and contribute to building a safe space in our community where people in recovery and their families can find support and build skills

South Shore Peer Recovery harnesses the wisdom, skills and resources of peers to provide:

Our co-founder John Kimmett speaks of his own experience and the need for a Recovery Community Center: 

“After 40 years of using alcohol and marijuana, and losing the gift of choice, an appeal from my wife, asking me to stop drinking was the moment of clarity for me. I entered treatment and learned about chemical dependency. I surrendered to the power of addiction. I learned that it was physical, mental, and spiritual. I learned it was progressive, chronic, and fatal. After leaving treatment the challenge was to learn how to stay away from my drug of choice, and keep my chronic condition in remission. I was advised to seek the answers in the Recovery Community. The Recovery Community is the place to find the wisdom gained from lived experience; what works and what doesn’t work. Without my friends in recovery I would still be that isolated man overwhelmed by self. I need others to help me dismantle the walls of my isolation and remind me of my belonging. I need to remember I am connected to others and our world is the essence of healing.” 

Programs for People in Recovery

Programs for Family Members/Loved Ones