A Free Community Resource | Created by Individuals in Long-Term Recovery
IT'S HARD TO OUTRUN AN ADDICTION
If you are struggling with addiction, know that you are not alone. As the founder of Colusa County Recovery, I can relate to what you are going through. There are many people in our community who are eager to help you break free from the chains of addiction and support you on your journey to recovery, myself included. Asking for help can be daunting, but it's also the most courageous step you can take towards a better future.
Stay strong, and remember, recovery is possible, and we are here to support you every step of the way.
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The Colusa County Recovery Story
Creating something new and innovative outside of the box is never easy, especially when you're the first in a rural community to do so. But that's exactly what Susan Wagenaar, the founder of Colusa County Recovery, accomplished.
By reimagining recovery through a digital lens, she offered a fresh perspective on decreasing barriers to recovery by leveraging the power of the internet, digital communications, free resources, virtual peer support, and social media engagement to improve addiction recovery outcomes for help seekers and silent strugglers.
With rapid advancements in science, technology and artificial intelligence, we believe that virtual recovery has the power to revolutionize the way recovery services and peer support are delivered, and we intend to stay at the forefront of this movement.
Our dedicated band of volunteers in recovery have invested over 2800 hours of work into creating this valuable digital resource, and the end results speak for itself. The platform offers a wide range of diverse self-help recovery tools, original content, inspiring videos, and wellness resources. It also provides instant access to our nation-wide resource 'Clean and Sober Nation' a thriving recovery community on Facebook, boasting nearly 5,000 members, featuring a companion YouTube Channel, where individuals can connect with others in recovery, anytime, anywhere, for support, encouragement, and fellowship.
Serving The Justice Involved Community of Colusa County
We are pleased to announce that in April of this year, Colusa County Recovery began facilitating a
weekly in-person peer support recovery group at the Day Reporting Center in the City of Colusa for justice involved individuals. We also offer group peers one-on-one confidential peer support, relapse prevention tools, and referrals to licensed mental health and emotional wellness providers.
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The Benefits Of Working With A Peer Support Specialist
Research has shown that working with a peer support recovery specialist or mentor can significantly increase an individual's chances of maintaining long-term recovery. One study found that individuals working with a peer support recovery mentor had a 27% higher rate of abstinence from substance use compared to those without one, and had a greater likelihood of completing an out-patient program. Peer Support Page