News from Springs Recovery Connection
July 22nd, 2020
Springs Recovery Connection Mission
To strengthen the recovery community through peer and family support, public education and advocacy.
The SRC offices are now open from 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday
Recovery: The First 90 Days
By Bill White
There is something special about the number 90 in the worlds of addiction treatment and recovery. Recovery mutual aid groups extol the value of 90 meetings in 90 days as a foundation for long-term recovery.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment defines 90 days across levels of care as the threshold of clinical support below which recovery outcomes begin to deteriorate. Of all those discharged from addiction treatment who will resume drug use in the following year, most will do so in the first 90 days following discharge. 

Opioid overdoses have skyrocketed amid the coronavirus, but states are nevertheless slashing addiction treatment program budgets 
WASHINGTON — Drug overdoses have skyrocketed and demand for addiction treatment medicine has soared as the coronavirus pandemic continues. But many cash-strapped states are nevertheless slashing budgets for opioid crisis programs.

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The Power of the Peer

Hello SRC Supporters,

This is Rebecca Berg, Development Director for Springs Recovery Connection. I thought I would send a message to you directly about SRC and the services we provide in the Pikes Peak region. Our model is simple, we connect peer coaches in long term recovery with anyone seeking support for substance use disorder. We work in the emergency department, in the specialty courts and with the incarcerated. We also open our doors Monday-Friday for walk-ins.

Last year we supported over 700 people with our peer coaching services and over 2,800 through our telephone recovery support. That's a lot. This year, our numbers have tripled due to COVID.

We need your help. Your donation of $25, $50 or $100 helps us to provide necessary services, keeps our doors open and supports recovery.

Recovery Hero: Bob V.
Hey, I’m Bob and I get to have a couple of recovery times and milestones. Alcohol, along with any and all other drugs, was my primary affliction, but after I started in recovery I also spent 20 years dependent on chronic pain opiates which I have been free of for 2 and a half years. My original “ clean and sober “ day is Sept. 18, 1994. I was 36 then and don’t think I would have made it to 42 (which was how old my Dad was when he died from alcoholism).
Toxic Positivity: Don't Always Look on the Bright Side
Truly process your emotions instead.
In the age of social media, we constantly see friends and family post about “having a positive attitude” or “having a positive outlook on life, all the time!” Being upbeat at times may be important, but it may come as a surprise to some that it is both okay and important to feel your more difficult feelings.

The phrase “toxic positivity” refers to the concept that keeping positive, and keeping positive only, is the right way to live your life. It means only focusing on positive things and rejecting anything that may trigger negative emotions. But that sounds pretty good, right? Not so fast.
Weekly Calendar

For up to date events and meetings, visit us on our Facebook Page.

Monday
8:00am (Zoom)
Mindfulness in Recovery *new meeting

Monday
12:00pm (Face to Face and Zoom)
ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Springs Recovery Connection Room 301

Monday
6:15pm (Face to Face and Zoom)
Impact Alumni Group
Springs Recovery Connection Room 301

Tuesday
6:00pm (Zoom)
ALL RECOVERY
Springs Recovery Connection
 password: 7194652295 (SRC Phone number)

Thursday
6:00pm (Zoom)
ALL RECOVERY
password: 7194652295 (SRC Phone number)

Thursday
7:00pm (Zoom)
CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training)

Saturday
6:00pm (Zoom)
ALL RECOVERY
Springs Recovery Connection
password: 7194652295 (SRC Phone number)
Springs Recovery Connection
1930 W. Colorado Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904