News from Springs Recovery Connection
October 7th, 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-4pm, Monday through Friday
National Prescription Take Back Day
October 24th, 2020
10:00am - 2:00pm
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

CRAFT family group at SRC starts Thursday, October 15th at 7:00pm.
Springs Recovery Connection’s CRAFT Support Program is for family members and friends concerned about someone close to them who lives with a substance use disorder. The Community Reinforcement and Family Training approach (CRAFT) is an evidence-based, compassionate, and effective approach for engaging a reluctant loved one into treatment. Family members learn strategies to take care of themselves while also increasing the motivation for positive change in their love ones.

For more info on CRAFT or to sign up for the 12 week course email us!
The Connection Between Substance Use Disorders and Mental Illness
Many individuals who develop substance use disorders (SUD) are also diagnosed with mental disorders, and vice versa. Multiple national population surveys have found that about half of those who experience a mental illness during their lives will also experience a substance use disorder and vice versa.

Mental Illness Awareness Week
October 4-10, 2020
Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends or coworkers. Despite mental illnesses’ reach and prevalence, stigma and misunderstanding are also, unfortunately, widespread.
That is why each year, during the first week of October, NAMI and participants across the country raise awareness of mental illness. Each year, we educate the public, fight stigma and provide support. And each year, our movement grows stronger.

SRC has partnered with Pikes Peak Workforce
Springs Recovery Connection has partnered with the Pikes Peak Workforce Center to provide extended paid training to SRC volunteers that qualify for the WIOA (Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act Grant) program grant. The paid training lasts 3-5 months, and in that time, participants gain hands-on practical experience that highlights the competencies of a Peer Recovery Coach.

For more info email Julia Brownfield, SRC Program Director
SRC Fundraiser makes the News!
Isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a third more calls reaching out to the nonprofit Springs Recovery Connection for help because of addictions, up from 2,000 contacts in 2019.
To address those needs as it works toward creating a “Recovery Friendly Community,” SRC on Sept. 24 welcomed guests to a Loyal Coffee-and-biscotti-to-go virtual Come Walk With Me breakfast.

It's not too late to donate, visit:

Recovery Hero: Jeremy Box
My name is Jeremy Box and I have been sober and in recovery for exactly 1 year and 5 days. My physical sobriety is what I am most proud of because it has helped me to become more responsible, and a better father. Some low points for me during my use were receiving multiple DUI’s and DHS cases. 

You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on October 13 & 14. Simply shop at or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app and AmazonSmile donates to Springs Recovery Connection.
Weekly Calendar

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

7:30pm (Face to Face)
Recovery Meeting (Christ Centered)
The Sanctuary Church

6:15pm (Face to Face or Zoom)
Impact Alumni Group
Springs Recovery Connection Room 301
Passcode: 257602

6:00pm (Zoom)
Springs Recovery Connection
Meeting ID: 898 716 708
password: 7194652295 (SRC Phone number)

Wednesday (New Day and Time)
Mindfulness in Recovery
ZOOM Meeting

6:00pm (Zoom)
Meeting ID: 898 716 708
password: 7194652295 (SRC Phone number)

Thursday (Starts October 15th)
CRAFT Family Meeting
Registration Recommended
EMAIL for details

6:00pm (Zoom)
ALL RECOVERY -Cultural Diversity Focused (All are welcome)
Meeting ID: 898 716 708
password: 7194652295 (SRC Phone number)
We Recover and We Vote
Springs Recovery Connection
1930 W. Colorado Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904