News from Springs Recovery Connection
March 10th, 2021
Springs Recovery Connection Mission
To strengthen the recovery community through peer and family support, public education and advocacy.
Concerns about heart health amid the opioid, meth epidemic
By American Heart Association News
Dan Willard doesn't remember a thing from those fateful 48 hours. Not what happened to the 32 pills of prescribed painkiller – nor how his daughter dragged his body from the chair to the floor so she could follow the emergency operator's CPR instructions.
But he knows what led up to it all. The 65-year-old retired 911 dispatcher from the small Wichita suburb of Goddard, Kansas, had begun abusing the pills prescribed after surgery for an old back injury. Spasms exacerbated by degenerative disc disease kept him from sleeping. So, he began taking muscle relaxers, too.

Al-Anon: Is it right for you?
If someone close to you, such as a family member, friend, coworker, or neighbor, has or has had a drinking problem, Al-Anon may help.
To help you decide if Al-Anon could help you, we offer three simple self-assessment quizzes:
  1. For adults who have been affected by someone else’s alcoholism
  2. For adults who grew up with and affected by someone else’s alcoholism
  3. For teens who have been affected by someone else’s alcoholism
The questions in these quizzes are not meant to judge anyone or to assign labels to important people in our lives. The purpose of the questions is simply to help decide whether Al-Anon or Alateen might be able to help.

SRC Impact: Need a Meeting?
Recovery Meeting (Christ Centered)
All Recovery Meetings - In Person / Zoom
CRAFT - In Person / Zoom
Wellbriety - In Person / Zoom
Women's AA Meeting - Zoom

New C.R.A.F.T Family meeting in Spanish!
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: Carol Romero
My name is Carol Romero and I’m in my third year of recovery. I’m most astonished about what I’ve learned about myself. In recovery I’ve found the wonder of my true self enlivened by God’s light. I’ve come to find my problems with alcohol don’t define who I am in weakness, yet instead give me tremendous freedom to live each day in the present moment. The gift of living in the present enriches my relationships with family and friends. I love how awake I’ve become and see and hear the beautiful gifts from God every day which I could not see or connect to before this journey. I’ve experienced many low points from my drinking throughout my life but I never fully recognized them because I didn’t understand I was suffering from alcoholism.

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