Local non-profit looks to expand substance abuse resources with new support group

SUSSEX COUNTY, Del.- One non-profit is looking to bring more substance abuse resources to Delawareans.

Sussex Pride is looking to set up a local SMART Recovery group which gives you tools to assist in your journey to sobriety.

SMART Recovery is an international non-profit organization who takes a research based approach with the use of cognitive behavior therapy.

The group also differs from traditional twelve-step programs including Alcoholics (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) as it doesn’t require a belief in a higher power.

Sussex Pride Executive Director David Mariner says this could make the space more inviting for all, including members of the LGBTQ+ community. “What we want to do is have the whole tool box available for people in Sussex County,” Mariner said.

“Substance abuse is a challenge everywhere and it certainly is here in Sussex County and we just want to give people all the options.”

If you’d like to find out more or become apart of the group,  you can reach out to Sussex Pride at smartrecover@sussexpride.org.

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