This study verifies what the c/s/x movement had discovered 40 years ago, i.e. that recovery of our lives depends upon self-chosen social connections and community-based activities in which we feel valued and loved, just like the rest of society. C/s/x run drop in centers sprung up in the 80’s to achieve this goal. Then the beauty of mutusl peer support got subverted by the professionalization of the peer role. We need to return to our roots and Alternatives 2018 hosted by National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery,(www.ncmhr.org) will offer such an opportunity.