News from Springs Recovery Connection
February 17th, 2021
Springs Recovery Connection Mission
To strengthen the recovery community through peer and family support, public education and advocacy.
12 Recovery Memoirs by Black Authors You Need to Read
Read these Black-authored recovery memoirs during Black History Month, and every month.
I love a good memoir. I have devoured countless memoirs about a variety of topics from sex work to being a Warhol factory girl to depression. I particularly love recovery memoirs as I find the content to be relatable and it gives me hope in my own sober journey. In early recovery, the stories of others are an invaluable resource. We hear stories around our recovery meetings, read stories online, and find hope in the stories of individuals who have gone through the same thing as us. We even love hearing stories from recovery podcasts

Is it your birthday?
Celebrate Recovery on your birthday with a Springs Recovery Connection Fundraiser.

Mental health professionals are the ones taking care of us: Who’s taking care of them?
When a world in pandemic shut down, the mental health professionals did not. They kept working, many more than ever, counseling patients on how to survive something they'd never seen before, something they feared themselves. They counseled while the virus ravaged their neighborhoods, with their children in the background, through months of racial unrest and a presidential election that was the most polarizing in many of our lifetimes. 

Five Ways Hiking Is Good for You
Hiking in nature is not only good for our bodies, it’s good for our moods, our minds, and our relationships, too.
I’m a hiker—“born to hike,” as my husband likes to joke. It does my heart and soul good to strap on a pack and head out on a trail, especially when I’m alone and can let my mind wander where it will.
The experience of hiking is unique, research suggests, conveying benefits beyond what you receive from typical exercise. Not only does it oxygenate your heart, it helps keep your mind sharper, your body calmer, your creativity more alive, and your relationships happier.

Recovery Hero: Jerrid
My name is Jerrid and I have been building a pathway to freedom with the help of my friends at Springs Recovery Connection. I have been clean for six months, two of which, I have been a resident at ComCor.
I am employed, and have the opportunity to work on the bridges that have been consumed by my addiction. It is hard and at times seems impossible. Unlike the feeling of being high and trapped within my own guilt and shame, my options are now healthy and carefully thought out.

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