PIER – Personal Involvement Empowering Recovery

Personal Involvement Empowering Recovery (PIER)PIER

1002 Monmouth Street
Newport, KY 41071-2117
(859) 547-6539

Personal Involvement Empowering Recovery (PIER) provides structured, small-group classes and recreational activities in an environment that encourages individual initiative and development of a social network that puts participants on a path of positive self-awareness, growth and recovery. PIER encourages participation in daily operations as well as activities. PIER classes show individuals how to respond to challenges within their lives and within themselves. These include basic life skills of how to shop for and cook a healthy, low-cost meal; or how to locate and apply for a job; how to use their inner resources for their own benefit through anger management; how to develop a WRAP® plan for personal crises.

PIER provides a place for the pursuit of a healthy, holistic life style through which the individual is able to achieve wellness within a matrix of new relationships based on self-understanding, mutual acceptance and self-esteem.

 PIER Programs

Manage Your Mood: Practical tips to stay well and recover from mental and substance use disorders.
2 p.m. 2nd Monday of each month. 

W.R.A.P. (Wellness Recovery Action Plan®): List your personal resources – your Wellness Tools – then use those tools to develop Action Plans to use in specific situations you determine.
10 a.m. Tuesdays. 

Check In Check-Up: Volunteer medical personnel provide quick checkups.
11 a.m. Tuesdays. 

Double Trouble in Recovery Group Support: A 12-step support group to help individuals dealing with both mental and substance use disorders. Noon
Tuesdays & 7 p.m. Wednesdays. 

Cooking Healthy Low-Cost Meals: Learn how to shop for and prepare delicious, healthy, low-cost meals.
1 p.m. Tuesdays. 

Just Art: Experiment with expressing yourself using colored wax crayons and or a bit of paint and/or other media.
2p Tuesdays & Thursdays. 

Bingo: It’s not the game – it’s the talk! Prizes!
3p Tuesdays & Thursdays. 

Solutions for Wellness: An eight-week smoking cessation program.
11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. 

Job Navigation: Introduction to employment search, discovery, resources and support.
1 p.m. Wednesdays. 

Hugh’s Beat the Blues: Use music, art, comedy, writ-ten exercises, movement and games to beat depression.
2 p.m. Wednesdays.

Anger Management: A 12-week group exploration with a summary of core concepts, worksheets to complete, and homework assignments.
4 p.m. Wednesdays. 

Relationships Support Group: Learn skills in pre-sentations and group discussions aimed at strengthening & maintaining romantic relationships.
Noon Thursdays. 

Re-Entry: Connect with others re-entering the com-munity from a corrections facility, crisis intervention or hospitalization & experiencing isolation.
6 p.m. Thursdays. 

We Got Your Back: Men’s support group exploring depression and other issues men deal with.
1 p.m. Fridays. 

Cinda Stroll: Walk the streets of Newport discover- ing historic sites.
2:30 p.m. Fridays. 

Find UR Fun: Get together with your PIERmates for a fun start to your weekend.
12-3p Saturdays. 

Home Budgeting: How to budget & save money. Homework, worksheets & coupon-clipping.
1 p Saturdays.