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).
Yoga of 12-Step Recovery was created as a holistic model to address the physical, mental and spiritual dis-ease of addiction. Informed by the latest research in neuroscience and trauma healing, Y12SR “connects the dots” by combining the somatic approach of yoga with the cognitive approach of the 12-step recovery model – the most well-known addiction recovery program in the world, with millions of active practitioners.
Embark/ PCA started as a group of volunteers, and volunteers remain as the cornerstone of the organization today. We have so many ways you can give back and find purpose and belonging as a volunteer with us.
Opportunities range from one day, like helping us with a community outreach or fundraising event, to long term, like becoming a Peer Recovery Coach. Whatever your passion is, we can help you find a way to apply it in volunteering.
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.
SMART is not just any mutual-support program. Our science-based approach emphasizes self-empowerment and self-reliance. There’s no lifetime commitment; you decide when the time is right to move on. You choose how to personalize your own plan for successful change. SMART can be used both as a stand-alone program or in combination with other recovery paths. SMART Recovery recognizes the only one who can become truly expert on your recovery is you.
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.
Recover the Fun groups are currently held the third Wednesday 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.
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.
ReCo offers group support options such as SMART Recovery, LGBTQ & Allies, 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.
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
Our goal at Sober AF Entertainment is simple. Promote “no drunk” areas and support sober safe zones. As a non-profit, we can purchase tickets at a discount and sell them to people wanting to enjoy themselves in these safe zones. We offer sober tailgates to engage our community. Our website includes a calendar of events nationally with other sober support groups like The Phoenix, YPAA and the Collegiate Recovery activities. We want to be the voice for people looking for a safe place to have fun! Promote, educate and support the public about sober SAFE Zones and other support groups. Our website allows other groups to contact us so we can help promote their own sober tailgates.
Promote and manage Sober SAFE Zones at major sporting events. Work with major sporting teams to set up blocks of tickets at our nonprofit discount rate. Set up tailgate party before event to connect and engage community. We manage events on our website. Host at least one sporting event per month.
Create calendar of events for people wanting to promote a sober tailgate. Interview groups hosting sober tailgates.
Promote sober support groups that are activity working music festivals or certain bands using our website and calendar of events. Interview members of these support groups to help educate concert goers of these groups and activities such as sober campgrounds and other fun activities.
Host a concert/festival using sober musicians and DJ’s once a year. Host sober DJ events quarterly.