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A Few Words about Gratitude

2020-11-16T17:18:04-06:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: News|

Gratitude is a concept that is very important to folks in recovery. In fact, the term is used so much that it can often seem trite, thus losing its true impact. And with the human mind’s tendency to focus on negativity, being grateful can be a challenging frame of mind. I never truly understood the full [...]

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Update 2020 Fall: Letter from the Executive Director

2020-10-30T11:20:36-05:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: News|

  In these challenging and unprecedented times, I want to share an update on how Communities For Recovery is continuing to adapt our services and support in the midst of the pandemic. While the news may focus on COVID-19, we know that isolation, financial hardship, anxiety, and stress all threaten the recovery and wellness of our [...]

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Collegiate Austin Recovery Resources for Parents

2018-11-04T11:42:59-06:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: Organizational Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

Alpha 180 Sober Fraternity and The UT Center for Students in Recovery Written By: Peggy Robinson, Communities for Recovery Family Recovery Coordinator In January, parents whose children are seniors in high school are facing the countdown to graduation and college. For parent of students in recovery or struggling with substance use or abuse, the prospect of [...]

WRAP-Wellness Recovery Action Plan

2018-11-04T11:43:00-06:00December 25th, 2017|Categories: News, Organizational Resources, Programs|Tags: , , , |

Communities for Recovery is proud to provide a variety of support services for people with substance use and co-occurring mental health conditions. One of the ways in which we support peers living with a dual diagnosis is by offering workshops and training that will help in their daily life and personal recovery journey.  One of the workshops [...]

Program Spotlight: CforR’s Family Program

2018-11-04T11:43:00-06:00December 19th, 2017|Categories: News, Organizational Resources, Programs|Tags: , , , , |

Communities for Recovery is proud to of launched our first Family Program ever this year! To learn more about it, we asked Family Program Coordinator and Peer Recovery Coach, Peggy Robinson, about this exciting new endeavor. What is the goal of the Family Program? When people hear the word recovery if is often associated only with [...]

SHINE-CforR’s New Wellness Series

2018-11-04T11:43:00-06:00December 13th, 2017|Categories: News, Programs|

SHINE – Sustainable Health I Now Enjoy! – Wellness Program What is wellness? Dictionary.com states that Wellness is - “The quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort.” “An approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases.” As people [...]

Musicians in Recovery at CforR

2018-11-04T11:43:00-06:00November 16th, 2017|Categories: News, Organizational Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

This month, we’re putting the spotlight on our Musicians in Recovery affinity group at Communities for Recovery! We spoke with two of our CforR Peer Recovery Coaches, Javi and Phil, about the group and the importance music plays in recovery. Can you tell me more about the Musicians in Recovery group at CforR? Javi: Musicians in Recovery [...]

Support the Summer Toiletry Drive

2018-11-04T11:43:00-06:00June 19th, 2017|Categories: News, Programs|

Donate items to help us break down barriers to recovery! Click for a shareable version of this image. Building sustainable recovery can be especially difficult for our peers facing housing instability because they are worried about finding safe shelter, food, and other basic necessities. CforR’s Peer Recovery Coaches and volunteers work with our peers [...]

Family and Friends Recovery Program at CforR Begins

2018-11-04T11:43:01-06:00June 14th, 2017|Categories: News, Programs|

New Family and Friends Program Begins at CforR Substance use disorders destroy relationships. The family and friends who witness their loved one’s disease deal with pain, confusion, and a whole host of other emotions. When I found out my son was using crack cocaine in his early 30s, I didn’t know what to do or who to [...]