News from Springs Recovery Connection
March 31st, 2021
Springs Recovery Connection Mission
To strengthen the recovery community through peer and family support, public education and advocacy.
Understanding Addiction
Addiction involves craving for something intensely, loss of control over its use, and continuing involvement with it despite adverse consequences. Addiction changes the brain, first by subverting the way it registers pleasure and then by corrupting other normal drives such as learning and motivation. Although breaking an addiction is tough, it can be done.

SRC Impact: Recovery Coach Academy
SRC has trained over 200 Recovery Coaches!
CCAR© Peer Recovery Coach Academy prepares participants to be a Peer Recovery Coach. Whether you are in recovery, a friend, or family member of someone in recovery, or a recovery ally, this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to guide and mentor others through their own recovery process. 

Emotional Intelligence: How well do you read other people?
Facial expressions are a universal language of emotion. How well do you read other people?

Retooling Our Comparisons of Addiction to Other Illnesses
Substance use disorders are among the most stigmatized conditions in the entire world. In this editorial, an internationally recognized addiction treatment and policy expert suggests how to talk about individuals with substance use disorder in a way that both legitimizes the need for medical care, and also recognizes the pain and suffering friends, family, and the community might experience.

Is it your birthday? Give the gift of Recovery...
Springs Recovery Connection has raised over $5,000 through the support of our friends, fans and supporters on Facebook. For your birthday this year, consider creating a Springs Recovery Connection Fundraiser on Facebook.

Calling All Artists!
Would you like to be featured as a 2021 Artist In Recovery?
Email Elise Bergsten , SRC Volunteer, for more information.

Recovery Hero: Amber Gobell
My name is Amber Gobell and I have been clean for 4 years and 8 months. My clean date is 7/20/16. I am most proud that I returned to school to pursue my bachelor’s degree in Conservation Biology. I am currently on the President’s List for receiving a 4.0 GPA. I am also proud that I am an awesome mom to my puppy Churro! I love all my hobbies in recovery; such as, making art, riding my motorcycle, and working on my car and motorcycles. I have also gotten close to my family and friends again. Prior to recovery, my entire life was a series of low points. 

Do you know a Recovery Hero? We'd like to meet them.
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