News from Springs Recovery Connection
July 8th, 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
What Is Emotional Sobriety?
Hint: It doesn't necessarily equal "happy, joyous, and free."
What is emotional sobriety? Some might think that it means being "happy, joyous, and free," a common adage in 12-Step meetings, taken from AA literature. Of course, people like this definition. It means that if they work a good program, they will achieve physical sobriety (abstinence) and become happy in the process. 

How Volunteering Can Help Your Mental Health
The coronavirus pandemic has led to the practice of social distancing, creating feelings of stress and isolation in many of us. Some groups have been hit particularly hard, including the elderly, parents juggling work and child care, and people who have lost their jobs. Against this backdrop, many people have turned to volunteering to help make a difference, even at a distance.

Springs Recovery Connection Impact
737 Coaching Appointments

In 2019, SRC provided 737 Peer Recovery Coaching appointments to Recoverees. Peer Recovery Coaches provide non-clinical services designed to help individuals and families sustain their recovery. Recovery Coaches enter into an ongoing relationship that helps people who are seeking recovery from substance use disorders to produce extraordinary results in their lives. 

Recovery Hero: Cailean Anderson
Hello! My name is Cailean Anderson, and I have been in recovery for 3 months.
One thing I accomplished during my recovery that I am most proud of would be… Actually, on this question I am really drawing a blank. I guess one thing I am proud of is falling back in love with my craft as a Chef, and learning to handle the stress of the career without turning to drugs or alcohol, really falling back to my roots and learning new things I overlooked before.
Prior to my recovery, I would say my lowest point was letting the stress get to me while working as a Chef, and letting that stress fuel my drinking, which went from a couple times a week to multiple times a day, which is something I am not proud of.
To give back to my community I have been working with SRC, as well as starting to put together a foundation called Feed The Springs.
Are you stressed?
To find out, take this quiz, adapted from a scale developed by Peter Lovibond at the University of New South Wales.

We need Matching Donors for the
2020 IndyGive! Campaign
Are you interested in supporting SRC through the  2020 IndyGive!  Campaign? If you or your business would like to provide Springs Recovery Connection a matching grant for our fundraiser through Indygive, please reach out to Rebecca Berg, SRC Development Director, via email at   rberg@srchopeorg .
Weekly Calendar

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

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

6:00pm (Face to Face and Zoom)

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

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

Saturday (Starting July 19th)
6:00pm (Face to Face at SRC with Pizza, COVID permitting.)
Springs Recovery Connection
1930 W. Colorado Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904