Peer coaches offer substance use support in the ER – Crisis connection

By Faith Miller While emergency department staff have the best of intentions when treating people who’ve just overdosed, they sometimes have trouble relating to patients. “We know that doctors and nurses do great work, and they save people’s lives every day,” says Tonya Wheeler, the executive director of Denver nonprofit Advocates for Recovery. “Oftentimes the …

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Mother creates PPCC scholarship to help recovering drug addicts

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A mother from Colorado Springs who lost her daughter to a heroin overdose is now using that experience to help others with the help of Pikes Peak Community College. “Seeing the pictures of Branwyn, here’s this young woman so smart, so bright and full of life, and one last hit was …

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Colorado Springs peer coaching a ‘lifeline’ for recovering addicts

Once a week, Charlene Best pulls out her cellphone and dials a man she’s never seen, only heard. A gravelly voice echoes on the other line — sometimes quaking with a craving for another sip of alcohol, other times resolute and ready to start anew. Her calls are the hallmark of a program by Springs …

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Community Listening Forum

Springs Recovery Connection in conjunction with The Coalition for Prevention, Addiction Education, & Recovery (CPAR), and the Pikes Peak Library District is hosting a COMMUNITY LISTENING FORUM: SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS AND RECOVERY Event Type: Adult Library ProgramsAge Group: Teens, Adults, Seniors Community members are invited to attend this listening forum where a panel of community …

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Viewing of the “Anonymous People”

THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE IS A FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Deeply entrenched social stigma have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum has been filled with sensational mass media depictions of people with addiction that perpetuate a …

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