Creative Recovery Groups

Creative & Vocational Recovery Groups

We offer peer recovery groups co-facilitated by a Together Place CIPSS and a community member with expertise relevant to the group’s theme such as creative writing, painting or vocational skill-building.

Creative expression sustains and supports recovery but rarely has creative expression been used in the United States as a formalized recovery approach.

Bangor: A City of Writers & Artists

Our members host a monthly Coffee House Speaker Series featuring a writer or artist of prominence for the general public to enjoy and hear side-by-side with those in recovery. Individuals in recovery will organize these cultural events — celebrating Maine as a state of writers and artists. Once a year we present statewide awards to people in recovery for their own creative writing.