What we're about
Recovery International meetings help people who are dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, and anger issues. Meetings use cognitive behavioral tools in a group setting to teach self management and self leadership. Meetings occur every week, last for 60-90 minutes, are open to everyone 18 and over, and there is no charge to attend. Recovery International is a peer led organization that was found by the psychiatrist Dr. Abraham Low in 1937. They are over 600 weekly Recovery meetings in the United States, 35+ in Ohio, and 11 meetings in the greater Cincinnati / Dayton / Columbus areas. At the weekly meetings, members learn and practice tools to dealing with the symptoms that interfere with their daily lives. The group format provides hope as the experienced members demonstrate their improvement to the new members. The meeting also provides social contact for those isolated by fear and depression. Although many meetings are held in area churches, we are not affiliated with a church and there is no religious component to Recovery's tools. Meeting members come to Recovery with a variety of nervous and emotional issues and symptoms such as panics, sleep problems, worry, and feelings of hopelessness. They find Recovery through doctor's referrals, newspaper current events listing, community outreach, and of course listings like this on the internet. Recovery International is a program of the non-profit organization Abraham Low Self Help Systems, based out of Chicago. Please visit the national web site for more information on Recovery's tools, stories of hope, and our interactive forum. Questions can also be addressed to the meeting's organizer, Kelly. The most difficult step is coming to that first meeting. Everyone at the meeting is there to improve or maintain their mental health. Each one of them had to summon the courage to walk in that door the first time. And when they did so they learned their first tool, to endorse themselves for their efforts to get well. View www.recoveryinternational.org for more information about Recovery International.