News and a little love from Springs Recovery Connection
February 10th, 2021
Springs Recovery Connection Mission
To strengthen the recovery community through peer and family support, public education and advocacy.
Happy Valentine's Day

You matter to us.

Love,
Trudy, Cathy, Joey, Laura, Carol, Barbara,
Julia, Luke, Shauna, Chassity, Rebecca,
Angie, Dominique, Sparkle,
Trudy, Ashleigh, Bonnie,
Zach, Justin, Bobbie, Leon
Recovery Hero: Tommy Graves
Hello, my name is Tommy Graves and I just celebrated 6 months clean and sober! I have been in and out of recovery for 20 years, but I'm doing it 100% this time! I have honestly worked a set of 12 steps, and am very active in meetings.
I am proud that I am facing my PTSD and trauma head on. I am learning to go through very tough situations and emotions without self-medicating. I am also starting E.M.D.R.(therapy) this week.

What Is Love Addiction?
Love is in the air; we are only a few days away from Valentine’s Day. I love this time of the year. In fact, I love love. And I love seeing people in love. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if intense romantic love lasted forever? But what if such a desire for love becomes excessive in some people? Could love become an addiction? In a paper, published in the January-March 2019 issue of European Journal of Psychiatry, researchers Sanches and John discuss love addiction and its treatment.

10 Surprising Mental Health Statistics From 2020
By Morgan Solomon-Maynard
November 5, 2020
When you think about mental health, what comes to mind? Maybe you think about how you feel right now or remember a time when you felt anxious. Some people may think about self-care or wonder how many people live with a mental health diagnosis. To make this topic easier, we want to debunk some common mental health misconceptions and show that some of these problems are more common than you think.

How Friends Help You Regulate Your Emotions
We get by with a little help from our friends, a new study finds.
BY KIRA M. NEWMAN | FEBRUARY 8, 2021
In tough times, it helps to have friends and loved ones to turn to for support. They can offer a hug, some words of encouragement, and the assurance that what we’re going is, indeed, lousy.
But a new study suggests that support from friends does more than that. It can help our brains see the problem in a new way—or “look on the bright side”—better than if we tried to deal with it alone.
Researchers at UCLA recruited 120 young women to observe how they coped with difficult feelings. 

Springs Recovery Connection's Updated Office Hours
Due to COVID-19 and regulations reinstated by the El Paso County Health Department, our office is now closed to all walk in traffic. Please call us for more information 719-465-2295.
Springs Recovery Connection
1930 W. Colorado Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904