Kennedy Street Recovery Blog
The quickest way to break the stigma of addiction is for us to talk about our experiences of how we found our path to recovery. These stories are from a broad range of people who have come into contact with Kennedy Street – enjoy their honesty!
This month, charities and organisations across the UK and beyond our celebrating Recovery Month! Faces and Voices of Recovery, who pioneered the Recovery Month movement, shared this about their theme and ideas: Recovery Month increases awareness and understanding of...
Addiction and financial hardship are often seen as connected. While there is evidence that higher levels of poverty result in higher rates of addiction, it is sometimes hard to tell which one comes first. Whatever the case may be, as Britain sinks into the...
20 Jun, 2022 | Recovery Hub
At our Tuesday women’s Recovery Connects group we saw a miracle in action when a newcomer said she was unhappy about people labelling themselves alcoholics or addicts when that wasn’t all they were. Over coffee and pastries we checked in and began to work through this.
15 Jun, 2022 | Recovery Hub
Anna, joining us for the first time, was talking about how she’d tried different meetings and found she liked some more than others. We chatted about how meetings do have a different ‘character’ or ‘flavour’. In Brighton and Hove we are really lucky to have so many meetings to choose from in many fellowships!
30 May, 2022 | Recovery Hub
Another full house at the Saturday Hub with interesting discussions about sober socialising, dating and holidays. In an era when people are often abstinent for health reasons, we don’t always stick out like a sore thumb just for not having a drink.
24 May, 2022 | Kennedy Street
A few of us Kennedy Street Recovery volunteers, along with Clare, had the honour and privilege to attend the Houses of Parliament AA presentation, ‘Anonymous but not Invisible’.
And what an experience it was!
23 May, 2022 | Recovery Hub
Cake, fruit, lots of veg, no yoga today but plenty of emotion about families’ helplessness in the face of a loved ones addiction.
14 May, 2022 | Recovery Hub
My personal opinion of Kennedy Street Recovery Hub, and their visits to probation.
I first went to the Kennedy Street Recovery Women’s Group which made me feel comfortable speaking without having to put on a show. Later I started coming to the Recovery Hub where similar people attended.
28 Apr, 2022 | Recovery Hub
The kettle is always on and it’s great to catch up with recovery friends over a cuppa. As we navigate life and its challenges we find our Saturday space is warm, safe and welcoming.
It’s great working with Kennedy Street at the Recovery Hub, Possibility Place, 11 am – 2:30 pm each Saturday.