Welcome to the  UCE Addictions & Recovery  Group. We are a group of people who have
struggled with our own addictions and the addictions of others. We hope to struggle well
together as we work towards finding sanity, peace, love, and healthy relationships in our
lives. We will strive to spend our time together in a spirit of love embracing the inherent
worth and dignity of all. We accept and respect the varied paths that our members will
take to find sanity, peace, love, and healthy relationships. We covenant to be together
in a safe, confidential environment where we can explore our paths and our stories.


The aim of our group is to create an atmosphere of openness and compassion for those who suffer from addiction, directly or indirectly.

By lifting the silence surrounding addictions, we seek to ease suffering and promote understanding and recovery. If you, or members of your family, have been touched by addiction, we want the church to be a safe place for you to talk about it.

We understand “addiction” in its broadest sense to include substance abuse and behavioral addictions, such as gambling, eating disorders, sex and love, pornography, indebtedness, the internet. One is addicted to a substance or behavior if one suffers serious negative consequences from its use and continues that use in spite of the consequences.

We understand the debilitating nature of addiction and its devastating effects on the physical, emotional, and spiritual lives of those who are affected.

We believe addiction is in part a spiritual disorder, and long-term recovery is in large part a spiritual process, involving re connection to one’s true self, to others, and to one’s understanding of the transcendent. Such healing most often takes place in community.

Because Unitarian Universalists profess the inherent worth and dignity of every person, we believe our faith community is well-suited for this work.

The above section is mostly I think from The West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church  http://www.wsuuc.org/pages/connect-pastoral-care Thank you.

The UCE Addictions & Recovery Group meets every Thursday night 7:15-8:45 pm.
The group is open to church members and friends who are age 18 and older. We have a resource list for those under 18.

Members of the group will have an opportunity to explore their own
addiction and recovery, their relationship to addiction through others addictions and
recovery, and to give and receive support in the group.

If you want further information please contact us.

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