El Paso County Recovery Coalition (ReCo)

El Paso ReCo

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 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).    


ARCO Members on the Map - Growing Steadily   

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 Simply- Recover the Fun Crafts-Music-Art

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 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.   

Wellness through Movement, Yoga, and Social Supports

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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.

 


Recovery Support by the Bunch

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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. 

Embark/Peer Coach Academy

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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.

1 Voz

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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.  

www.1vozco.com

Maureen Cavanagh- Parent- Founder of Magnolia New Beginnings

 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 

Re-Co Activities Calendar- Opening Oct 29-Subject to Change

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.

No upcoming events.

Music Feeds the Soul