ASK THE A.I. ::: What role will virtual recovery, online meetings and social media play by 2025?
By 2025, virtual recovery services, meetings, and social media are expected to play an increasingly important role in recovery.
Digital Recovery For The Modern Age
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.
A New Way Forward: 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 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, 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 small band of dedicated volunteers have invested over 2500 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 thriving recovery community on Facebook, boasting over 2,400 members, where individuals can connect with others in recovery, anytime, anywhere, for support and fellowship.
We are pleased to announce that in April of this year, Colusa County Recovery began facilitating in-person peer-support groups in Colusa County for individuals involved with the justice system.
The Definition of Recovery | SAMHSA pdf
Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.
Four major dimensions that support a life in recovery:
Health: overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) as well as living in a physically and emotionally healthy way;
Home: a stable and safe place to live;
Purpose: meaningful daily activities, such as a job, school, volunteerism, family caretaking, or creative endeavors, and the independence, income and resources to participate in society; and
Community: relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love and hope.
The Surprising Rx: Did You Know That WORK Boosts Your Recovery?
A number of studies indicate that employment has been found to promote positive outcomes for individuals in recovery. Employment improves health, mentally and physically, enhances self-esteem and decreases depression. Furthermore, a consistent income provides you and your family with stability. Predictability and security in a job can also decrease anxiety and urges to use substances.
Don't let opiates control your life. Addiction doesn’t discriminate. It affects people of all ages and backgrounds. The good news is,
help is available.
Addiction specialists Paul Brethen and Tara Schiller co-founded SoberBuddy, an evidence-based drug and alcohol recovery chatbot that supports people struggling with addiction. LINK
Navigating People, Places, and Things in Early Recovery
The early days of recovery can be both exciting and challenging as you adjust to a new way of life. One of the biggest challenges many of us faced during this time was navigating the people, places, and things that might trigger cravings to use and lead to a possible setback in our recovery.
Our #1 sobriety tip to anyone new in recovery is to avoid spending time with people who may encourage you to drink or use drugs or socializing at risky places like bars, neighborhood parties (where the drinks are flowing) or casinos. Instead, surround yourself with supportive friends, peers, and family members who understand your commitment to sobriety, and remember you can always reach out to us for extra support at 530-501-5888.
Recovery is a journey and it's okay to ask for help when you need it. Stay strong, stay sober, and congratulations again on this important step in your life.
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