Springs Recovery Connection welcomes Trudy Strewler Hodges as new CEO

Springs Recovery Connection (SRC), a local non-profit dedicated to furthering community support and advocacy for those affected by substance use disorder, is pleased to announce the addition of Trudy Strewler Hodges as the new Chief Executive Officer. Hodges, the former CEO of Pikes Peak Community Foundation and longtime Executive Director at CASA of the Pikes Peak Region, has over three decades working in non-profit management in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. “I am honored to have been chosen as the CEO of Springs Recovery Connection,” said Hodges.

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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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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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