Springs Recovery Connection Makes Addiction Recovery a Team Effort

Originally appearing in the Colorado Springs Independent
The country’s opioid epidemic, a plague since the 1990s, has awakened the public to a new understanding about substance use: who it impacts and how prevalent it truly is in society. However, though the problem is well-publicized, the stigma of drug and alcohol use still leaves many people feeling alone in the struggle to overcome addiction. Springs Recovery Connection (SRC) is a nonprofit community organization working to address that stigma …

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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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