CAAR Senior Services Directory
P. O. Box 1807
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Marilyn Lewis, Group Leader
Organizational mission or general goals:
The mission of Recovery, Inc. is to provide an effective, compassionate path to self-managed recovery from mental illness, behavioral disorders and chronic stress. This unique self-help will-training system was created by the neuropsychiatrist Abraham Low, M. D. in 1937 and is available to anyone who can benefit from it.
Primary services provided:
Recovery, Inc. is an international organization that provides community-based, peer-led support groups that teach a cognitive-behavioral sel-help process. Our mission is to provide an effective, compassionate path to self-managed recovery for people with a wide range of mental illnesses and behavioral disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety/panic, PTSD, OCD, and chronic stress.
Recovery, Inc. is not a substitute for professional care or medication. Diagnoses, therapy and counseling sre not offered. Neither does it offer religious training.
Please visit our website to learn more and to locate a meeting near you.
There is no required fee, but rather a freewill offering is suggested. Those unable to contribute are still encouraged to attend.
Primary clientele served:
Most of our current members are senior citizens. Note that Recovery, Inc. is available to anyone who can benefit from the method.
Employees and/or volunteers:
Our local group consists of group leader Marilyn A. Lewis and group assistants are Clay Sperry and Kay Hammond. We also have members who assist by performing secretarial duties and with PR.
Staff members eligible for professional credentialing and credentialed staff members employed:
We are all volunteers who learned the self help method created by neurophyschiatrist Abraham Low, M. D.
Clients/patients/participants served each year:
Our weekly group consists of about 12 members but fluctuates from time to time. We see an increase inmembers during the holiday season.
Organization accredited or certified by an outside agency or association:
You may need to go to the Recovery, Inc. website for an answer to this.
Special services or pricing for senior citizens:
There is no required fee but rather a freewill offering is suggested. Those unable to pay are still encourage to attend.
Group meetings offer reassurance through meeting friendly people with similar problems who have found a way to live a more healthy life; understanding of each other's feelings and struggles; a safe place to voluntarily express feelings and fears without being judged; acceptance and emotional support that may be lacking at home, school or work; fellowship with caring people; and encouragement to keep trying.