According to a study published by the National Institutes of Health, 85% of our incarcerated population suffer from SUD or have been incarcerated for drug related crimes. Many of these individuals have no idea where to start their journey and are unfamiliar with community resources for substance use disorder. In an effort to offer support to those who are incarcerated for SUD and help reduce recidivism, Springs Recovery Connection has begun connecting peer coaches with our friends behind the walls.
In August of 2020, Springs Recovery Connection was invited to create inmate specific programming for the El Paso County Jail, which includes weekly virtual video visits with a recovery coach and a personalized wellness plan to help develop a solid transition plan as they are welcomed back to the community.
We are thrilled at the launch of this program and look forward to helping our friends behind the walls embark upon this recovery journey with us.
Please contact Dominique Knowles, Specialty Courts and Reintegration Coordinator for more information.