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Youth Recovery CT

Youth Recovery CT

Youth Recovery CT is the State’s premier youth recovery support system.  The statewide network of program sites offers mutual support groups for youth and young adults, as well as opportunities for fun activities, new friendships, and skill development with peers in a substance-free setting.    

Each of the program sites across the state offers weekly Self-Management And Recovery Training (SMART) Recovery® groups for young people ages 16-18 or 18-24.  During SMART Recovery® mutual-support groups, youth and young adults help one another in resolving problems associated with drugs or alcohol use (or other addictive behaviors). Through participation in SMART Recovery® groups, youth and young adults find and develop the power within themselves to make positive changes and lead fulfilling and balanced lives.

Find a SMART Recovery Meeting

In addition to SMART Recovery® groups, each site offers an array of fun, pro-social activities for youth and young adults in a safe, substance-free environment.  Through participation in Youth Recovery CT alternative peer group events, youth and young adults develop friendships and learn new ways to interact with others, find acceptance, and enjoy life without the use of alcohol or drugs.

Find a Peer Group

For more information on Youth Recovery CT, please contact Pamela Mulready, Statewide  Coordinator, at pamulready@wheelerclinic.org or 860.793.4659.

Locate a Treatment Facility

Youth Recovery CT (formerly known as The CROSS initiative) is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and the Connecticut Department of Children in Families, and is administered by Wheeler Clinic.