Oceans of Recovery

Rob Jardin leads Oceans of Discovery Peer to Peer weekly counseling sessions for Fishing Partnership.

Rob Jardin, Recovery Coach

New Bedford Navigator Rob Jardin welcomes all to a weekly peer-to-peer support group called Oceans of Recovery. It takes place on Thursday evenings starting at 7 p.m. on Zoom.


Commercial fishermen and members of fishing families are invited to join Rob for healthy discussion on education, peer and family support, recovery topics and exploration of strategies to attain freedom from substance use disorder. Currently these meetings take place on Zoom.

All Are Welcome to Oceans of Recovery

Join an upcoming weekly session of Oceans of Recovery. This support group has been created and designed specifically for commercial fishing families and is facilitated by commercial fishermen. If you have any questions about this event, please contact a Fishing Partnership Recovery Coach in our New Bedford office.  Deb Kelsey or Rob Jardin in the New Bedford office are standing by to answer your questions and provide you a warm welcome.

About Substance Use Disorder

Substance use disorder [SUD] is a disease that affects a person’s brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication. Substances such as alcohol, marijuana, opioids and nicotine also are considered drugs. When you suffer from substance use disorder, you may continue using the drug despite the harm it causes. At Oceans of Recovery, fishermen that have successfully found freedom from harmful substances share stories and offer support and conversation for overcoming SUD. Each week’s session can vary, periodically featured speakers and professionals join the conversation to offer strategies and resources for fishermen facing SUD.

Meeting Details

Date:  Thursdays

Time:  7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Where:  ZOOM

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Are you or your spouse a fisherman? Do you come from a fishing family? Or, are you a shoreline worker that lives in a coastal community [that's anyone that has a job that supports fishermen getting their product to market and includes boat mechanics, fish cutters and lumpers to name a few]? We're here to help. Complete the Request for Services form and we'll answer your call.

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