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El Paso County RECO-very

RECO-very

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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


Wellness through Movement, Yoga, and Social Supports

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12 Step Yoga, Yoga Go-Ez (Yoga with Elderly folks), Meditation, and maybe some line-dancing. Morning, mid-day,  and after-work options.  


  

Yoga of 12-Step Recovery offers a rich and powerful framework for addiction recovery and relapse prevention.

Y12SR  “connects the dots” between the ancient wisdom of yoga, the practical  tools of 12-step programs, and the latest research on trauma healing and  neurobiology. As part of a holistic recovery program, it works in  tandem with traditional treatment to address the physical, mental and  spiritual disease of addiction.

The program serves people recovering from all manifestations of  addiction, from behavioral addictions to substance abuse – creating a  safe place on the mat where trauma can be released. It also supports  those who are impacted by a loved one’s addiction. Weekly meetings led  by certified Y12SR leaders are available in community settings across  the United States. Y12SR is also offered as an adjunctive therapy in a  growing number of addiction recovery treatment centers.


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.

 


Recover Simply- Recover the Fun

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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 Friday of the month with more events on the way.   

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.

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. 

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

SMART Recovery

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 Recovering from addiction is difficult, but it isn’t impossible. The  recovery process can be made easier by connecting with support groups  that offer safe, inclusive environments.

For people who do not identify as spiritual or religious or are  looking for a science-based approach to recovery, 12-step programs may  not feel like the right method of healing and support. As a result, it’s  necessary to look at other options for long-term encouragement and  recovery techniques.

One option for recovery is SMART Recovery,  one of the leading recovery groups in the United States dedicated to  helping participants learn tools and techniques for self-empowerment.  Participants in the group learn tools to aid their recovery process  based on substantial, proven scientific evidence and research and are  encouraged to engage with a global support system.

This system includes free, evidence-based support services, a global  network of engaged participants, as well as a 4-Point Program.

Gabrielle Rodriguez

Gabrielle is a sober, queer Latina and founder of La Conextion which offers recovery support service

  

Gabrielle is a sober, queer Latina and founder of La Conextion which offers recovery support services prioritizing queer and trans people of color with, for, and by the community. She is pursuing a Master’s in Public Health and sits on various boards and advisory councils to uplift the unheard voices. She is a trainer for Recovery Coach Academy for Young Adults.

LGBTQ_POC

Pride and POC Peer Support and Recovery Coaching

    

About 12 million Americans from all walks of  life identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or  questioning (LGBTQ). These individuals experience problems with alcohol and drugs at higher rates than the rest of the population, perhaps in response to  social pressures, lack of acceptance, or discrimination.

Whether you’re concerned about a friend’s or family  member’s substance use or you’re evaluating your own use of drugs or  alcohol, you are not alone. Reaching out for support takes strength, and  seeking treatment is the first step toward recovery.

Maureen Cavanagh- Parent/Author/Family Advocate

 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-January 2020-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.

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