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Peer Support Recovery Mentoring Services 

Our role as digital peer support recovery mentors is to support community members in their recovery. To help prevent relapse and promote long-term recovery. To provide hope and encouragement, and embrace the principle of mutual empowerment. Peer support services are free and confidential (we will never ask for your last name or your street address), and is available to adults 18 and older, living within a 50 mile radius of the City of Colusa.


Peer support provided through Colusa County Recovery is not a replacement for clinical services or professional therapy but an added level of support to help you in your recovery journey.

To schedule a peer-support session:

Phone or text us at the number below or use our contact form.

Help Desk: 530-501-5888 Text / Voicemail

Contact form

We are here to listen to you, we are here to support you, and we are here to work towards positive change.

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(Colusa County Recovery) - Addiction recovery is a challenging process that requires a lot of hard work and determination. One key ingredient for success is having a strong support system in place. Support can come in many forms, including friends, family, peers, and support groups.

Mental and Emotional Health Resilience in Sobriety

(Colusa County Recovery) - Achieving and maintaining sobriety is a complex journey that requires ongoing commitment and support. While abstaining from substance use is a critical component of recovery, it is equally important to address the underlying issues that may have led to addiction in the first place. This is where mental and emotional health comes into play.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), "Recovery from mental disorders and substance use disorders 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." In other words, true recovery goes beyond simply stopping substance use; it involves healing and growth in all areas of life.


One of the most important aspects of mental and emotional health in sobriety is developing personal resilience. This includes building coping skills and healthy habits to manage stress, anxiety, and other difficult emotions that can trigger a relapse. As Susan Wagenaar, founder of Colusa County Recovery, points out, "In order to achieve long-term sobriety, individuals must focus on their well-being and personal resilience, which involves developing healthy habits that support their recovery journey."


“In addition to building resilience, addressing mental and emotional health issues through therapy, drug counseling, and support groups can also be crucial in maintaining sobriety,” says Wagenaar. “This can help individuals process past traumas or negative experiences that may have contributed to their addiction, as well as develop healthy communication skills and coping strategies.”


Ultimately, the journey to sobriety is a unique and personal one, but it is important to remember that mental and emotional health are integral components of the recovery process. With the right support, resources, and focus on mental and emotional health, individuals can achieve lasting sobriety and live their best life.

"Support plays a critical role in helping individuals sustain their recovery over time, providing them with a sense of purpose, connection, and belonging."

- Addiction Policy Forum

Hello there! We're thrilled that you're here with us at Colusa County Recovery. If you are NEW TO RECOVERY, we invite you to watch our short introductory video. It's designed to inspire and guide you as you embark on this transformative path of healing and self-discovery.

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