News from Springs Recovery Connection
January 6th, 2021
Springs Recovery Connection Mission
To strengthen the recovery community through peer and family support, public education and advocacy.
Breaking News: New law allows easier access to buprenorphine
The Trump administration introduced new addiction treatment guidelines Thursday that give physicians more flexibility to prescribe a drug to patients struggling with opioid addiction.
The Department of Health and Human Services is eliminating the requirement that physicians obtain a special federal waiver in order to prescribe buprenorphine, a medication to treat opioid use disorder. Previously, doctors had to take an eight-hour course to receive the license, called the "X-waiver."

Recovery Hero: Bobby Galindo
Hello my name is Patrick “Bobby” Galindo and I have been in recovery for one year. Something that I am most proud of is the journey of discovering myself and my cause. A low moment during my substance abuse came when I was crying on my knees with a needle in my arm and praying for god to kill me. I didn’t want to live like that. 

Pros and Cons of Tapering Down Alcohol Intake
If you want to quit drinking, you might want to try to taper off first, instead of stopping suddenly, to try to reduce the severity of possible alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

If you are a daily drinker, a long-time heavy drinker, or a frequent binge drinker, if you suddenly stop drinking altogether, chances are you are going to experience some form of withdrawal symptoms and if you try to quit "on your own" without any kind of medical assistance, those symptoms could become very severe.

CRAFT - 10 Week family program starts 1/28/2021
The Springs Recovery Connection Family Program is offering a 10-week course on CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training). CRAFT is designed for family and friends of those struggling with substance use disorder. This in-person, 10-week program has spots available. Contact Angie Neeley, SRC Family Advocate for more information and reserve your seat.
Starts: Thursday, 1/28/2021 6:30pm-8:00pm

SRC is Hiring!
Springs Recovery Connection is hiring a part-time Volunteer Coordinator. This person is responsible for coordinating, recruiting, screening and training volunteers and interviewing prospective volunteers/peer coaches with another SRC staff member. This position will also include regular updates to the Volunteer Website and timely correspondence and processing to interested applicants... (more).
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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