OVERCOMING THE HIGH COST OF LOW LIVING
Why Community Involvement and Resilience Is Important in Recovery
Achieving a life of sustained sobriety is about so much more than just abstaining from drugs and alcohol. It often involves building personal resilience, overcoming negative thinking patterns, acquiring life-skills and developing a community support network, that fosters healthy family dynamics, nurturing friendships, and peer support.
The typical recovery snapshot (particularly for those in their first year of recovery) often includes access to cognitive- behavioral therapy, or group counseling, and regular attendance at peer-to-peer support groups such as - Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, or LifeRing all of which can be the tangible difference between lasting sobriety verses chronic relapse.
At Colusa County Recovery - we understand addiction - because we've been there.
RECOVERY SUPPORT MEETINGS
Access to over 4000 listings!
Our meeting list includes, traditional 12-step-based meetings (AA & NA). Plus, support meetings facilitated by mental health & peer support specialists', secular recovery groups, such as LifeRing, and Yoga based recovery meetings. As well as listings for faith-based groups, including Celebrate Recovery, and meetings for agnostics, freethinkers and atheists on zoom.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO?
Colusa County Recovery (CCR) was founded on the principles of people helping people. We consider our free online digital recovery and wellness resource to be a valuable addition to our rural community's existing TOOLBOX of available services that address substance use disorders.
Our mission is to build bridges that connect people to innovative recovery options, evidenced-based therapies, wellness principles, and mutual aid organizations; where they can get the help, support and guidance necessary, to begin their journey of healing and restoration.
How Probation Is Benefiting Community Members
Probation allows community members who have been convicted of a crime, or may be going through the criminal justice and Court process, to remain in the community under the supervision of a probation department. Remaining in the community allows the person on probation to work and maintain daily life, with the added structure and support of the probation department and a probation officer.
"It's also noteworthy to point out that probationer's struggling with a substance use disorder, as I once was, can benefit from evidence-based programs, and relapse prevention classes, that are facilitated by a probation officer," says Susan Wagenaar, founder of CCR. "I still utilize many of the recovery and relapse prevention principles that I learned through STAYING QUIT classes, and its accompanying workbook.' To learn more about Colusa County Department of Probation, click HERE.
Resources, Tools & Activities
Tour Colusa National Wildlife Refuge
Enjoy wildlife viewing and photography as you drive the three-mile, graveled auto tour through wetlands or walk a one-mile trail along a lush riparian slough. Thousands of waterfowl are present from September through March. Peak populations occur in December and January.
The refuge is open one-hour before sunrise to one-hour after sunset year-round.
"Colusa County is a resilient, hardworking, compassionate community
with the heart of a lion." - Susan Wagenaar, resident.
You can visit all of Colusa Counties seven library locations. Each library offers a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books, magazines, reference guides and films on DVD; in addition to free Wi-Fi and computer workstations for students, local residents and visitors.