Meeting Materials

All Recovery International  peer-led support meetings follow these 5 parts:

  • Reading – The group reads from one of Dr. Abraham Low’s books or listens to one of the recorded lectures. Order Your Books Below!
  • Examples – Participants take turns describing an event from everyday life that caused distress. They explain how they used Recovery International tools to address their discomfort and control their responses.
  • Spotting – After each example, other members offer comments, referred to as “spotting,” that highlight the example-giver’s use of Recovery International tools and suggest other “spots” that also could have been used.
  • Mutual Aid – At the end of the meeting is a time for informal discussion. It is a good time to ask the group leader or a long-time member to help develop an example to share at a later meeting, or to ask questions about specific Recovery International “spots” that were discussed.
  • Voluntary Contributions – Participants are asked at each meeting to help support the organization via voluntary contributions, with the suggested donation being $5 per meeting. However, no one is turned away due to inability to pay-- this should not deter anyone from attending Recovery International meetings.

About RI Meetings

Recovery International meetings provide a safe space to receive guidance, fellowship, acceptance, and support from peers with similar problems. All meetings follow the Recovery 4-Step Method that addresses the underlying cause of most symptoms. Through the structured meeting and encouragement from their peers, participants learn to spot their angry and fearful temper and use their will-power to manage symptoms and lead productive, healthier lives.

To learn about the Recovery 4-Step Method and to participate in any Recovery International group (Community, Telephone or Online), you will need these meeting materials. Click on each link to download and print them out:

For traditional meetings, it is best to start your readings with Dr. Low’s Mental Health Through Will Training and then Manage Your Fears Manage Your Anger.  If you are interested in attending the condensed RI Discovery meetings you may want to purchase the RI Discovery Workbook and The Wisdom of Dr. Low. These books can be purchased anytime by clicking the links below or on Amazon.


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