- What is a support group?
a) A group of people, sometimes led by a therapist,
who provide each other moral support, information,
and advice on problems relating to some shared
characteristic or experience: a support group
for opiate addicted persons.
- What is Keys To Recovery©?
a) Keys To Recovery© (KTR) is an independent,
non-profit organization committed to providing
peer-based, self-help meetings for individuals
who are recovering addicts. Keys To Recovery©
endorses Fifteen “keys” to recovery
(as detailed in paragraph XIII), and applies
the Harm Reduction approach. The realization
that traditional peer-based support groups frequently
fell short of meeting the needs of recovering
opiate addicts lead to the formation of KTR
as a viable and effective alternative. KTR will
afford recovering addicts the opportunity to
receive non-judgmental peer-based support that
was previously unavailable.
b) Although each chapter of Keys To Recovery©
is a part of an organization with a statewide
structure, each local chapter is independent
in its day-to-day operations.
- Who is eligible to join Keys To Recovery©?
a) Meetings are open to all recovering addicts
regardless of race, sex, religion, etc., as
long as a member:
i) Is not in breach of the code
ii) Does not violate the confidentiality policy.
iii) Is not destructive to other members in
- How much does membership cost?
a) Keys To Recovery© does not have any
mandated fees for membership, nor are there
fees required to attend meetings.
- What are the rights of a member of
Keys To Recovery©?
a) Members have no vested rights other than
their membership and participation in the meetings.
However, members will have the right to the
i) Participate in meetings.
ii) To volunteer and become the chairperson,
secretary or treasurer of a chapter.
iii) In case of more than one volunteer, members
have the right to vote for the chairperson,
secretary and/or treasurer. Such a vote will
be done by simple majority and without a quorum
iv) Members may expel or revoke the rights of
members upon an 75% majority vote and a quorum
of at least 4 members.
- What are the responsibilities of a
member of Keys To Recovery©?
a) Confidentiality: All members are required
to maintain strict confidentiality. All information
spoken or heard during the meetings are not
to be disclosed to third parties or other than
the group and chapter members. Third party may
include any medical staff, parole and probation
offices and judges. Meetings should be considered
a safe haven for members.
b) From the organization’s point-of-view,
all members attend on a voluntary basis.
- Where are KTR meetings held?
a) Meetings are to be held on a regular weekly
basis, with each session lasting at least 60
to 120 minutes long. The facility for the meeting
can be either a community or a medical facility,
and should be accessible to all members
(i.e.: transportation, ADA accessible, churches,
schools, clinics and medical facilities after
hours). The facility should be accessible and
b) Also, the group session does not have to
meet a quorum requirement and can be as small
as two members. If the meeting does not take
place in a particular week, members do not have
to reschedule for later that week. The meeting
will resume the following week as scheduled.