Yes! We are the source for mental health, substance use disorder and/or co-occurring disorder recovery
education in South Carolina. Our desire to deliver education about life in recovery
led us to develop our signature programs Recovery For Life I and Recovery For Life
II. Many of the workshops offered are free and the others are offered at minimal
cost to the participants.
We believe that the SC SHARE educational workshops:
Most of our workshops are held in Columbia, SC. Upon request, we do travel to local
communities so please call us for more information: (803) 739-5712.
- Increases your understanding of your mental illness, substance use disorder and/or co-occurring disorder
- Introduces you to new coping skills
- Gives you information about how to access new resources
- Helps you to become fully engaged in your own recovery
- Helps you to become your own self advocate
- Helps you to understand the need for a partnership with your service providers
Click here for information about recovery concepts.
Recovery For Life I
Recovery For Life is a program for people who are ready to move beyond the effects
of their mental illnesses, substance use disorder and/or co-occurring disorder and emotional challenges. Participants use a recovery
workbook to create personal plans in a supportive environment. A peer leader, who
has already begun a personal recovery, facilitates these group sessions. The program
consists of ten recovery lessons which are: Defining Recovery, Choosing Recovery,
Developing New Interests, Overcoming Obstacles, Finding a Healthy Spirituality,
Setting Boundaries, Managing Stress, Selecting Goals, Preventing Relapse and Fine
Tuning Your Program.
Recovery For Life II
Recovery For Life II is a program that was developed based on the requests of consumers
who had completed Recovery For Life I. These consumers who had made great strides
in their recoveries were ready for more information and support especially around
the concept of personal boundaries. Recovery For Life II is a 10-chapter workbook
and each lesson relates personal boundaries to a particular recovery concern. Like
RFL I this program is taught by a peer leader who is in recovery. The lessons in
RFL II are Defining Personal Boundaries, Choosing Health, Relationships, Goal Setting,
Giving and Receiving, Gratitude, Deciding to Be OK, Happiness and Well Being, Living
Well on Limited Income, and Care of the Environment.
The Wellness Recovery Action Plan, or WRAP, was
developed by Mary Ellen Copeland, MA, MS who is a noted author and educator.
WRAP teaches you how to keep yourself well, to identify and monitor
your symptoms and to use simple, safe skills, supports, and strategies to reduce
or eliminate symptoms. It is not meant to replace, but to complement professional
health care and medications.
Calendar for more information on when the next workgroup will be held.
Other workshops topics include: