News from Springs Recovery Connection
January 27th, 2021
Springs Recovery Connection Mission
To strengthen the recovery community through peer and family support, public education and advocacy.
Calling all Artists!
Springs Recovery Connection is calling artists who would like their work to be featured in upcoming online and printed marketing for SRC. This juried project is open to people in recovery.

What we’re looking for:   
  • Artists in recovery – emerging artists are welcome.   
  • Quality, originality of work. 
  • All media types will be considered.  
  • Ability to photograph and email photos of your work. 
  • More details HERE.

Email Elise Bergsten for more information.
Recovery Hero: Zack B.
My name is Zack B and I have been in recovery for 9 months. My biggest accomplishment in this time, is maintaining sobriety and getting a job in the recovery field. (even if it’s temporary) This is something I never thought would be possible. I have also reconnected with my family and completely flipped the script. Prior to my recovery, a low point for me, was a span of about a year when I woke up every day in so much pain and was hurting so bad both physically and emotionally, that I didn’t care whether I lived or died. 

‘A grim milestone’: Colorado sets record for overdose deaths in 2020
DENVER (KDVR) — More than 1,200 people died from drug overdoses in Colorado in 2020, according to new numbers obtained from the state.
The 1,216 overdose deaths marks a grim, new record for Colorado, up from 1,062 in 2019. 
 “The grief, quite honestly, is beginning to become unbearable,” says Lisa Raville. 
Raville is the executive director of Denver’s Harm Reduction Action Center, which has been pushing for ways for substance-users to do so safely.
“In a magical world, there’d be no drugs, but we live here,” she says. “And not only do people use drugs here, we’re in the worst overdose crisis we’ve ever had here. We can do better.”

***Newsletter Correction: While it is always our intention to inform the public of current, accurate and up to date news about the recovery community and access to treatment, last week we jumped the gun and announced that there is a new law allowing easier access to buprenorphine, an opioid analgesic. With the transition to new leadership in the White House, this law will likely be nixed. Read more about this in the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/01/25/biden-buprenorphine-waiver/
Join a group of fun loving, awesome, recovering people - We are 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