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"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about." – Margaret J. Wheatley


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 emotional trauma, 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 therapy or group counseling and regular attendance at a peer support group such as - Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous or a faith-based 12 step program - all of which can be the tangible difference between lasting sobriety verses relapse.

At Colusa County Recovery - we understand addiction - because we've been there. 

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1 in 5 people in America and Canada will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lifetimes. The other 4 will have a friend, family member or colleague who will.


If you are struggling with a mental health condition? Please let a family member or friend know or call SAMHSA's confidential 24//7 national helpline at: 1-800-662-HELP 

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Local Recovery Testimony

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Thank you Colusa County For Helping Me To Recover


There is a familiar saying that "every addict impacts six other people in their addiction." If this saying is true? It would also be true that every recovering addict would affect six other people in their recovery.

This means that recovery is possible through connection to others in the community, no matter how far down the scale a person has fallen. This includes easy access to services and support provided by the larger whole; including one-on-one counseling, relapse prevention classes, a community support network and 12 step meetings, all of which played a key role in building resilience, accountability and emotional wellbeing in my life; particularly when I was at my most vulnerable -- new in recovery.

 As a person committed to abstinence and long term sobriety, it would be an oversight on my part, not to acknowledge the crucial role that my community played in my individual recovery; and my case is by no means unique. Most of us who arrive at the threshold of recovery are in need of a supportive hand to guide us through the recovery process; which is nearly impossible to do on our own. Asking for HELP is essential.


I am fortunate that when I walked into 'Colusa County Health and Human Services' with just a few days clean and no safe place to stay where drugs and alcohol were not being used -- that a compassionate social worker helped me. That beautiful soul (Grizelda) is truly one of Colusa County's unsung hero's and a fundamental part of my recovery story.

It is for these reasons and so many more that we created - - as a celebration of the transformational power of community and the principles of recovery to turn hurting and dysfunctional addicts into responsible and caring members of our community, who in turn become 'beacons of hope' to those still caught up in the throes of addiction.

Your friend in recovery,

Susan - Recovery Advocate

CCR Community Relations (Volunteer)

Highlighted Activities, Tools & Resources

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.

Visit A Local Museum

The Sacramento Valley Museum is located in a historic high school in the City of Williams at 1491 E Street. It hosts an impressive multi-cultural collection of many 19th century photos and local artifacts of interest. The museum is open to the public, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.

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For Beginners


Help Is Available


Free Yale Course

Laughter Is Healing

Colusa County

Girl Reading on Bed

You can now visit all of Colusa Counties seven library locations again. 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 (plus access to a printer for a small nominal fee) for students, local residents and visitors.


Google Digital Garage

  •  Grow your computer skills 

  • Attend free Google virtual workshops

  • Receive free expert training and resources to help you learn new job skills and/or advance your knowledge of digital technology

  • YouTube- Introduction To Google Garage Video


Check Out An

8 Minute Yoga Session

For Beginners

Yoga is a great addition to any morning routine to start your day of right. It helps wake up the body and the mind for the day ahead.

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Confidential Text Support Line

At CCR we celebrate all pathways to recovery and wellness. If you need support or encouragement? Text us at (530) 923-0280 or reach out and connect with us by email at: