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OVERCOMING THE HIGH COST OF LOW LIVING

Why Community Involvement  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, Celebrate Recovery or LifeRing 

 

For many people in recovery, active participation in a  local church  and volunteering within their community plays a key role in their recovery.

Understanding The Diagnostic Criteria For:

SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS

     

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), no longer uses the terms substance abuse and substance dependence, rather it refers to substance use disorders, which are defined as mild, moderate, or severe to indicate the level of severity, which is determined by the number of diagnostic criteria met by an individual. Substance use disorders occur when the recurrent use of alcohol and/or drugs causes clinically and functionally significant impairment, such as health problems, disability, and failure to meet major responsibilities at work, school, or home. According to the DSM-5, a diagnosis of substance use disorder is based on evidence of impaired control, social impairment, risky use, and pharmacological criteria.                          

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Definition retrieved from SAMHSA

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO?

 

Colusa County Recovery is a peer-run, volunteer, community-based, grassroots organization, of people helping people.

 

Our mission is to build bridges that connect people to innovative recovery options, evidenced-based therapies, peer support solutions, and mutual aid organizations; where they can get the help, support and guidance necessary, to begin their journey of healing and restoration.

 

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Evidence-Based Programs
How Probation Is Benefiting Community Members with Substance Use Disorders

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.

"As a person who was once caught up in the throes of addiction, I can testify to the benefits that a probationer can receive by participating in 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.

Community
Spotlight

 
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Resources, Tools & Activities

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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.

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"Recovery gives back what addiction has taken from individuals, families, and communities. It gave me back my daughter, Susan."
                                             - E.A. Crain, Stonyford, Ca.

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CELEBRATE RECOVERY
Faith-Based Recovery

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COLUSA :: SAFE HAVEN
Wellness & Recovery Center

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MY RECOVERY STORY

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CUTE CRITTER VIDEOS

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Tools. Videos. Resources.

LOCAL

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MEETINGS

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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.


You Are Invited To Join Our
Amazing Recovery Community!

 

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