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Use Films About Addiction & Recovery in Group Sessions to Generate Powerful Moments That Can Lead to Lasting Therapeutic Results

Billable to Insurance

A dynamic and easy to implement plug-and-play meeting format for Residential / PHP / IOP Programs, Recovery Community Organizations, Sober Homes, etc. 

No set-up or ongoing license fees or training required. Fully customizable and scaleable depending on the number of meeting participants and length of treatment stay 

Meet-Ups generate increased participant engagement & interaction, induce emotional arousal, and foster deep self-reevaluation

"I am thrilled with the fun, innovative, and effective Recovery Movie Meet-Ups Program. It immediately increases client engagement, which ultimately improves outcomes, and that is why we do what we do."

J. Gregory Hobelmann, M.D., M.P.H.

Co-CEO, President

ASHLEY ADDICTION TREATMENT

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12-STEP Friendly

"The Recovery Movie Meet-Ups program has proven to be educational and inspirational for our clients. The Workbook guides thought-provoking discussions that are really entertaining and cathartic. Our meetings are very successful and well-attended."

 

Bonnie Kimpling, CADC, CODP, CTP

Above & Beyond Family Recovery Center

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No Certifications Needed

"This is a rare morsel of inside knowledge, from one who knows, about a topic that runs ike an underground theme through many films, but only recently has become a subject of public acknowledgement..."

 

Dr. Gabor Maté

NY Times Bestselling Author

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts 

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Secular or Faith-Based Compatible

"This workbook and popcorn are all you need to produce an entertaining and educational evening or weekend at your treatment facility..."

Dr. Joe Gerstein, MD, FACP

Harvard Medical School Faculty

Co-Founder SMART Recovery

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No Training Required

"This program is a great tool to help residential or outpatient treatment centers, community centers, and sober homes create new high impact mutual support meetings that could really become a turning point for people."

 

A. Tom Horvath, PhD, ABPP

President, Practical Recovery

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MOVIES

MAKE MEETINGS

MEMORABLE

Uses the RECOVERY MOVIE MEETUPs Workbook, featuring analysis of the Top-20 Films about Addiction & Recovery including Synopses, Movie Trivia, Character Breakdowns, and Powerful Questionnaires designed to increase participant engagement, interaction, and commitment.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED & HOW IT WORKS

  • Choose a meeting Host/Facilitator and a commons area with a TV

  • Distribute the Workbook to all meeting participants

  • Rent or buy films from Amazon Video / iTunes / Google to play on a streaming device or Smart TV

  • Screen the films about addiction & recovery in group, or have clients watch them on their own time to discuss later in-person, or online (via Zoom, etc.)

  • Using the Workbook's questionnaires, discuss what the story and themes of the film can teach participants about the nature of addiction

  • Examine how and why the characters in the film succeeded or failed in their recovery

  • Participants then write out longer answers to the questionnaires as "homework" - and then share those answers with others at subsequent meetings  

Watch the About Video

Download our Program Brochure

(Printable PDF)

Or just reach out via phone or email and talk to one of our community engagement specialists

(424) 256-5383

sales@recoverymoviemeetups.com

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Advisory Committee

The Recovery Movie MeetupsTM Program is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of review and oversight by licensed therapists, clinicians, researchers, and other leaders in the addiction & recovery field

We are proud to have the following recovery professionals on our Technical Advisory Committee

John De Miranda, Ed.M

Former Executive Director, National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

President & CEO, Peninsula Health Concepts

Carlo DiClemente, PhD, ABPP

Emeritus Professor of Psychology - UMBC

Creator of the Transtheoretical Model of Change (TMM)

 

Dr. Joe Gerstein, MD, FACP

Harvard Medical School Faculty (Retired)

Co-Founder of SMART Recovery USA

 

A. Tom Horvath, PhD, ABPP

President, Practical Recovery

Co-Founder and Former President of SMART Recovery USA

 

Dan Hostetler, M.A., CADC, CODP I

Chief Executive Officer 

Above & Beyond Family Recovery Center

 

John F. Kelly, PhD, ABPP

Elizabeth R. Spallin Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Director MGH Recovery Research Institute

Associate Director, MGH Center for Addiction Medicine

 

Bonnie Kimpling, CADC, CODP, CTP

Senior Counselor -

Above & Beyond Family Recovery Center

 

Molly Magill, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Director of Biostatistics

Brown University School of Public Health

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RECOVERY MOVIE MEET-UPs Featured on CBS News

Hear RECOVERY MOVIE MEET-UPs Founder & President Ted Perkins explain the foundations and benefits of this program on

The Addicted Mind Podcast

Also profiled in these fine magazines and podcasts

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Purchase the Workbook

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Donate to the Recovery Movie Meetups Free Workbook Fund

All proceeds go to making free Workbooks available to those facing economic uncertainty and are100% Tax Deductible

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