El Paso County ReCo is a group of non-profit organizations that cultivate powerful, healthy lives by providing peer emotional support and development services to both the majority and the diverse minorities of the El Paso County Recovery Community and its allies embracing issues of mental health, chemical, and behavioral addiction, and chronic illness. ReCo fully embraces multiple pathways and hopes to grow our acceptance and support of each other. We are active members of the Association of Recovery Community Organizations (ARCO).
Chances are that no matter where you live, a dedicated group of recovery advocates are working to change perceptions, policies and laws to improve the lives of those in the recovery community. Many are providing peer recovery support services in recovery community centers and other diverse settings on a local and statewide scale. Learn more at www.facesandvoicesofrecovery.org
Recover The Fun groups are centered on the creative arts and the outdoors and are designed to remind us that fun can be had without the use of substances. The purpose of the group is to provide a relaxed, friendly, and fun environment where we connect to each other and ourselves - because part of the work of recovery is relearning how to have fun.
Play can heal emotional wounds. As adults, when you play together, you are engaging in exactly the same patterns of behavior that positively shape the brains of children. These same playful behaviors that predict emotional health in children can also lead to positive changes in adults. If an emotionally-insecure individual plays with a secure partner, for example, it can help replace negative beliefs and behaviors with positive assumptions and actions.
Recover the Fun groups are currently held the third Wednesday of the month with more events on the way.
12 Step Yoga, Yoga Go-Ez (Yoga with Elderly folks), Yoga4Sobriety, Meditation, and maybe some line-dancing. Morning, mid-day, and after-work options.
Yoga4Sobriety is a complementary practice for any Twelve Step program. Our classes join together the subtle body (chakras) and the Twelve Steps. Chakras are energy centers in the body with purposes that support our Twelve Step way of living. Like everything else, our chakras can become unbalanced. When we balance our chakras while working the steps it adds another level of strength and integrates recovery into our body, mind, and spirit.
In yoga, faith isn’t a spiritual-based faith or blind faith in something. It’s faith that we are going in the right direction, faith in our path, faith that our practice will lead to a life of ease. We may not know where we will end up, but we have certainty, conviction, and courage in our journey.
ReCo offers group support options such as SMART Recovery, LGBTQ & Allies, Life Ring, men's groups, women's groups, MAT support, and MH education. ReCo will support Spanish language peer groups, too. We encourage peers with an interest to facilitate a group to take some training and start their own group. We have a fantastic social space to chill or connect in between meetings.
ReCo will have free Recovery Coaching by appointment on 3 evenings per week. Our team offers supervision to recovery coaches as well. We promote smiling and laughter every day.
Since 2014, PCA has consistently provided CCAR Recovery Coach Training and Education. The focus is always on the individual. The goal of the Recovery Coach Professional (RCP) is to help individuals, reach their full potential in recovery. To that end, Recovery Coach Professionals (RCP) must maintain high standards of ethics and personal conduct. RCP's promote recovery by serving as a personal guide and removing barriers to recovery for people seeking or already in recovery.
Embark/PCA believes that recovery support and recovery coaches are a vital component and necessary to face this addiction and overdose plague we currently battle, both as individuals and as a community.
PCA was awarded a SAMHSA grant to provide outreach, and recovery support in Colorado over 3 years. This grant is titled 1Voz or 1 Voice and focuses on increasing the visibility of Recovery Supports and Recovery Community Organizations in English and in Spanish throughout Colorado. ReCo is an RCO and a hub for 1 Voz.
You can volunteer to join our efforts and make 1 or 2 support calls to individuals per week or sign up to receive them. English and Spanish language welcome.
Magnolia New Beginnings, Inc. is dedicated to advocating for those affected by Substance Use Disorder (SUD), as well as their families and loved ones. By providing educational information and peer support, we empower families who have a loved one affected by this disease, as well as those with a SUD, to make their own informed choices regarding treatment. www.magnolianewbeginnings.org
El Paso County ReCo is a group of non-profit organizations that cultivate powerful, healthy lives by providing peer emotional support and development services to both the majority and the diverse minorities of the El Paso County Recovery Community and its allies embracing issues of mental health, chemical, and behavioral addiction, and chronic illness. ReCo fully embraces multiple pathways and hopes to grow our acceptance and support of each other. Look for music, poetry, and social events.