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A Pioneering Approach to Recovery

Increasingly, research suggests that instead of a one-size-fits-all approach to
recovery, individuals are more likely to achieve and maintain long-term sobriety
when they have access to a tailored and robust set of personal and community
assets—or a specialized toolkit of sorts—for assistance in navigating stressors
and situations that may lead to relapse. While 12-step programs remain an
important recovery tool, we now understand that a person-centered, strengthsbased,
community-involved strategy is much more likely to help recovering
individuals stay that way, enjoying greater health, wellness and quality of life.

Enter the Alano Club of Portland’s Recovery Toolkit Series™. This holistic,
multi-disciplinary service model is built on evidence-based practices that
enable people with substance use disorders to create individualized recovery
toolkits according to their own needs. The Alano Club is the first organization
of its kind in the United States to pioneer this comprehensive and innovative
approach to recovery in a community-centered environment—all free of charge.

The Alano Club’s Recovery Toolkit Series™ works to integrate innovations in recovery support across a wide continuum of proven programs:
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
- Mutual aid support across a diverse continuum of programs
- Trauma-informed Yoga and Yoga Nidra meditation training
- Beyond Recovery™ workshops
- Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention
- Three Principles trainings
- Mindful Self-Compassion courses
- Recovery Speaker Series with experts in the field from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
- Financial planning and budgeting workshops
- Nutrition and wellness classes
- Digital recovery seminars
- Recovery advocacy and civic engagement projects
- Exercise-based recovery workshops, and more!

Upcoming events (4+)

Online CrossFit

Needs a location

The Recovery Gym's CrossFit is online! Monday-Friday at 9 AM and 2 PM PST, recovery is getting fit! Zoom link below and zoom room opens 15 minutes before start time.
https://zoom.us/my/therecoverygym

Recovery Crossfit

Crossfit X-Factor

This class is for people in Recovery and it is FREE!

In recent years, the addiction treatment and recovery communities have started incorporating CrossFit training into addiction recovery programs as a way to divide a client’s focus between two sets of goals that are mutually beneficial: getting sober and getting fit. Addiction recovery isn’t easy — no surprise there. Neither is CrossFit. Both disciplines challenge a person to push themselves beyond their comfort zone to achieve their goals. As it turns out, they are the perfect partners to achieving success in both areas. Using CrossFit as a complementary discipline to addiction recovery works well because it requires focus and provides a positive distraction from the stresses inherent to the recovery process. Through physical training participants will learn to be fighters and not to give up, which is a powerful message that carries over to the more emotional or psychological aspects of recovery. Join us for a great workout led by professional CrossFit coaches!

Online CrossFit

Needs a location

The Recovery Gym's CrossFit is online! Monday-Friday at 9 AM and 2 PM PST, recovery is getting fit! Zoom link below and zoom room opens 15 minutes before start time.
https://zoom.us/my/therecoverygym

Mindfulness-Based Meditation

Alano Club of Portland - The Loft

This group will provide a space for individuals interested in deepening their meditation practice within a supportive recovery sangha (community). Practicing meditation with a sangha can promote consistency with our individual home practice and enhance our inner sight (insight) by sharing our direct and present experience internal with others. The facilitator will guide meditation practices, and participants will also have the opportunity to guide meditations for the group. After meditation sessions, the group will debrief about what they noticed during their practice. Meditations practiced in this group will follow the most recent topic discussed in the Mindfulness-Based Recovery Group, however, participation in the Mindfulness-Based Recovery Group is not required to attend this group. This group is for anyone in recovery interested in developing a meditation practice. No prior experience with mediation is required. All are welcome!

Past events (2,490)

Recovery Yoga

Alano Club of Portland - The Loft

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