Do you feel like you’re stagnating in your program and looking for a jump start? Is there a self-care or recovery action you’d like to improve? Do you feel isolated and would like the chance to meet SA fellows from around the world? Happy and joyous freedom is within reach.
The ESSAY Recovery Game is a proactive way to start or strengthen recovery habits in a safe, supportive environment, with like-minded fellows.
Passed on from another Twelve-Step program, the Game uses the framework of a friendly team competition to incentivize action. The Game is played as a team sport to encourage support and accountability. Accountability is also provided through a daily check-in call between team members.
Teams of five work together to accrue points during play. The team with the highest score wins the competition, earning the regard and admiration of their fellows.
Points are awarded with the completion of four daily activities. Three of them fall into three categories: self-care, spiritual and recovery—and are selected by the individual player at the beginning of the season. The fourth is a daily check-in phone call.