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