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RECOVERY MOVIE MEET-UPsTM
Use Movies About Addiction & Recovery in Group Sessions to Generate Powerful Moments That Can Lead to Lasting Therapeutic Results

Now Available in the U.K.

A dynamic and simple to program meeting format proven to generate increased participant engagement & interaction, induce emotional arousal, and foster deep self-reevaluation

Great for Residential IP / IOP / Sober Homes / Recovery Community Organizations 

"It's cinematherapy on steroids! Our staff and clients love it!"

- Clinical Director

"I come from a family with a history of addiction and I'm glad that my film THE GOOD HOUSE is included in this program and is a source of encouragement and support for everyone working hard to recover successfully."

Sigourney Weaver

Award Winning Actress

AVATAR I & II, ALIEN I & II, GORILLAS IN THE MIST

"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

For Program Licensing in the U.K. please contact:

Laura Smart (MBACP, MNCPS Accr, Dip Hyp)


Laura is the owner of London Counselling and Consultancy, a consultancy service that specialises in the treatment of substance abuse and addictions. She is a National Counselling and Pychotherapy Society Accredited (NCPS) counsellor and Member of the British Association (BACP) of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

laura@londoncounsellingandconsultancy.org

+44 7522 66 69 29

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Dr. Gabor Maté

NY Times Bestselling Author

IN THE REALM OF HUNGRY GHOSTS

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

A. Tom Horvath, PhD, ABPP

President, Practical Recovery

Founder, SMART Recovery

"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."

Dr. Judith Landau, MD, DPM, LMFT, CFLE, CIP, CAI, CRS

Co-Founder of the International Recovery Institute

"Movies have always been one of my passions, and I'm delighted to join the RECOVERY MOVIE MEET-UPs Advisory Committee because I truly believe there is an important place for movies as inspiration for recovery."

Ben Affleck

Oscar-Winning Producer, Director, Writer

ARGO, THE WAY BACK

"I think films can definitely help people reflect on these tough issues. What a great idea."

Susannah Grant

Oscar-Nominated Writer

ERIN BROKOVICH, 28 DAYS

"I didn't write 28 DAYS to become an inspiration to the recovery community per se, but I'm thrilled that it is. How great that this program is using films like mine to help people heal."
RECOVERY MOVIE MEET-UPs Workbook

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.

Available as physical copies or as a PDF Download

RECOVERY MOVIE MEET-UPs

Register to Get More Information On How to Start a Meeting at Your Facility
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Download our Program Brochure

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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  

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