8 Holiday Tips for Wellness and Recovery

December 2, 2016

The winter holiday season can be a beautiful and joyous time of year, but it can also be a stressful time and present challenging situations to people in recovery. With competing demands for time and unrealistic expectations, we find ourselves overwhelmed. During this time, it is important to stay grounded in our health and recovery. We’ve offered some practical tips to help think about the holidays and plan ahead.

  1. Maintain your healthy habits. Don’t let the holidays become a free-for-all. Overindulgence only adds to your stress and guilt. Have a healthy snack before holiday parties. Continue to get plenty of sleep and physical activity.
  1. Take a breather.Make some time for yourself. Spending just 15 minutes alone, without distractions, can refresh you and help you handle demands. Take a walk at night and stargaze. Listen to soothing music. Find something that reduces stress by clearing your mind, slowing your breathing and restoring inner calm.
  1. Create a list. Make a list of people you can call if you feel like drinking or using. This list must consist of people who will support you and prevent you from drinking/using; it might be your sponsor.This tip applies anytime of the year. Don’t tough it out. Don’t give yourself an excuse to do something to jeopardize your sobriety.
  1. Steer Clear. Stay away from all the slippery places you once drank or used. Be selective about what invitations you accept. If your family members are big drinkers or have other addictions,  you may wish to steer clear of celebrations on those days. Kindly and confidently reminding your family and friends that your health and safety is the most important way to show them you love them can ease the challenge of bowing out of holidays. If you are going to be in a situation where alcohol or other drugs  are present, mentally rehearse your actions.
  1. Have an attitude of gratitude. One of the best ways to turn the holiday blues around is to write a list of blessings. Write it each morning. It might seem silly at first, but by time you hit ten you’ll be much happier. You might give thanks for your sober days; counting up the days can afford a measure of comfort and peace. This is a big achievement, and one that you’ve worked hard for.
  1. Have back-up plans ready. If you’re prepared with a reasonable response when you’re at a party and getting ready to leave and someone asks you to stay, it’s not only less stressful, it’s also essential. You’ve got an easy out, no one’s feelings are hurt, and you’ve been true to your sobriety.
  1. Spend your time with your recovery community. These friends will understand the impact of the holidays better than anyone. The truth is that those in recovery aren’t any more immune to depression and loneliness than someone who’s never had a problem with alcohol. Thousands of people of all ages experience loneliness and depression during the period from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. But the difference is that you, since you are in recovery, have an automatic support network of your recovery community and 12-step sponsor and group members.
  2. Seek addiction treatment if you need it. Being healthy and present, addressing recovery, might be the best gift you can give to yourself and loved ones. Although you might think the holidays are a time to be with friends or family, if it is creating stress, pain, or strain because of a family member’s substance use disorder, it may be the very best time to get into treatment.

CoRR is here to help; call 5309-273-9541, or complete our Admissions Inquiry form and a counselor will call you; or visit a Family Recovery Education night.

 

No Cost Smoking Cessation Classes in Nevada County

May 26, 2016

Smoking Cessation Classes In Time for a Healthy New Year!

Are you ready to quit and stay quit? 

Community Recovery Resources (CoRR) has grown over the years to meet the needs of the families we serve, and grow wellness in our community. We are pleased to announce that a recent grant from CVS Health has assisted in funding to train 16 CoRR staff members as facilitators for the Freedom From Smoking® program. The Freedom From Smoking® program is specifically designed for adults who want to quit smoking. It’s an adaptation of the American Lung Association’s gold standard, group clinic that has helped thousands of smokers to quit for good.

Ready to quit smoking? Are you ready to discover behavior changes to help you quit for good? Enroll today (information below) for this class that is offered at NO COST to participants, thanks to a grant from CVS Health.

Through the Freedom From Smoking® program, participants will learn to:

  • Develop a quit plan that works for YOU
  • Minimize or eliminate withdrawal symptoms
  • Build a support team
  • Reward your progress
  • Find alternatives
  • Recognize patterns

ENROLL TODAY!  New Class Starts December 13th!

Download Enrollment form HERE

Submit form to Doris Royer
The Campus ~ Grass Valley
180 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-273-9541 ext 205
email droyer@corr.us

more info on tobacco and kids

 

Community Recovery Resources (CoRR) Expands Transitional housing for Women with Children in Auburn

May 26, 2016

Opening July 2016

Community Recovery Resources (CoRR) is pleased to announce the opening of our newest transitional home in Auburn for women and children. CoRR’s Clean And Sober Transitional Living Environment (CASTLE)s provide safe supportive housing to women and children, and men, as they recover from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

This will be CoRR’s ninth home throughout Placer and Nevada County, following openings of homes for single men and single women recently in Auburn.  The newest home will complement CoRR’s Auburn Campus, which also offers residential treatment, and outpatient services for teens and adults, including the Mothers in Recovery program. CoRR’s Mothers in Recovery program, supported in part by First 5 Placer, provides treatment specific to pregnant and parenting women, including childcare in their child development center.

Participating in outpatient services, residents enjoy a safe housing options as they build a strong foundation of long term recovery.

“We are so glad to offer this resource for Placer County mothers and children. This is an identified area of great need,” said Doreen Peters, CoRR’s Transitional Housing Program Manager.

Relationships strengthen the foundation of recovery as transitional housing residents create a clean living environment and engage in peer-related programs that encourage team work and a sense of community. Transitional housing residents build connections and gain control of their lives through the guidance of a structured outpatient program.

By choosing to live in a sober community, transitional housing residents permit themselves to discover a life of possibility, constructed by them and supported by their peers and a caring professional staff.

Want to help? Here is a list of items currently needed:

 

  • 3 – Portable cribs/ pack-n-plays
  • 1 – large toy chest
  • 2 – toddler beds with mattresses
  • Pots
  • Pans
  • Cooking utensils
  • Eating utensils
  • Glassware
  • Plastic cups
  • Coffee cups
  • Coffee pot
  • Bath and Kitchen towels
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Toilet paper
  • Laundry detergent

To donate, please contact Doreen Peters at 916-410-1126 or email dpeters@corr.us

Community Recovery Resources is a nonprofit organization with a mission to support the communities we serve with a full spectrum of wellness-focused programs to reduce the social, health and economic impact on families and children from all types of substance abuse and behavioral health issues. Find out more at www.corr.us

Parent Project Sessions in Placer County

May 26, 2016

The Parent Project, is a 12-week program (1.5 hours – 1 night, per week), that provides good parents with concrete, straightforward, step-by-step solutions for their teens. The practical, supportive class helps with children experiencing failing grades, school suspension, oppositional behavior, drug use, and other challenging behaviors.

This nationally recognized project has two classes available: Parent Project Sr. for families of teenagers and Loving Solutions for families with 3-10 year olds (a 12-week program for 1.5 hours on one night, per week).

Enroll! 530-885-1961 ext. 101 or Nancy Taylor at ntaylor@corr.us

Current Classes

The Campus ~ Auburn

12183 Locksley Lane, Auburn, CA 95602
(530) 885 – 1961 ext. 101

Wednesdays, 6pm – 9pm: 

9/12/16 – 11/14/16

1/9/17 – 3/13/17

4/3/17 – 6/5/17

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RocklinGracepoint Adventist Church

3500 Sunset Blvd, Rocklin, CA 95677
(916) 782 – 3737 ext. 318

Tuesdays, 6pm – 9pm: 

9/13/16 – 11/15/16

1/10/17 – 3/14/17

4/4/17 – 6/6/17

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December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

December 16, 2015

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. Per mile driven, teen drivers are nearly three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash.   Drunk, drugged, and distracted driving combined with inexperience put teens at high risk.   The holidays are an especially risky time for all drivers and even more for inexperienced teen drivers out to have fun with their friends.

Here are the facts:

  • Six teens ages 16 to 19 die every day from motor vehicle injuries.
  • One in 10 teens in high school drinks and drives.
  • One in 8 high school seniors admit to driving under the influence of marijuana.

The number of drivers smoking pot and driving is increasing. The rate of drivers who died in accidents with marijuana in their system tripled in 2010. Many drivers are not aware of the negative effect marijuana has on a person’s critical driving skills.  Studies are showing that marijuana:  reduces motor coordination, slows reaction time, and impairs decision-making, peripheral vision and concentration.

This is a call to parents and adults to educate young drivers about the risks and help keep them safe this Holiday Season.  Remind them of the risks, laws and safe driving rules.   For more information –

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

Take the next step and download the Parent-Teen Driving Agreement

 

September is National Recovery Month – Join us for a FREE family event September 18th, 2015 4pm-7pm

August 27, 2015

The Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County (CDFNC), Community Recovery Resources (CoRR), and the CoRR Alumni Association join the the voices of recovery on September 18th from 4 to 7 pm in celebration of those who are recovering and the people and organizations who make recovery possible. National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) (http://www.recoverymonth.gov) is a national observance that educates Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. The observance’s main focus is to laud the gains made by those in recovery from these conditions, just as we would those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.

FREE Family Fun Event ~ People CAN and DO recover at The Campus – September is National Recovery Month and recovery is happening…here, there, and everywhere! This year, we speak up and reach out to more than 20 million  Americans in long term recovery and share a message of community with the 2/3 of American families who are touched by addiction. There are many paths to recovery, including medical care and other professional treatment, group support, and self-help.

Day’s events will include: 

  • Bounce House
  • Dunk Tank
  • Passport Game
  • Raffle
  • Recovery Rock painting
  • Fatal Vision Goggles
  • Unity Circle
  • Live Music
  • Guided tours of The Campus (4:30pm & 5:50pm)

Download flyer HERE

 

The Anonymous People – No Cost showing in Grass Valley & Auburn

July 20, 2015

AP - PC and NC headerTHE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE is a feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum created by this silence has been filled by sensational mass media depictions of people in active addiction that continue to perpetuate a lurid public fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition.

Just like women with breast cancer, or people with HIV/AIDS, courageous addiction recovery advocates are starting to come out of the shadows to tell their true stories. The moving story of The Anonymous People is told through the faces and voices of the leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, and celebrities who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them. This passionate new public recovery movement is fueling a changing conversation that aims to transform public opinion, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting recovery solutions.
Community Recovery Resources (CoRR), CoRR Alumni, the Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County, and the Coalition for Auburn and Lincoln Youth along with all community partners work together to bring this FREE event back to the community in Placer and Nevada counties.
TWO Showings!Grass Valley 09/10/2015
6:00pm at the CoRR Campus (Doors open at 5:30pm)
180 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945Auburn 09/11/2015
6:00pm at the State Theatre (Doors open at 5:30pm)
985 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603
Call 530-273-9541 ext 226 or email Melissa at mkelley@corr.us for more information.

No Cost Smoking Cessation Classes NOW OPEN

May 27, 2015

Community Recovery Resources (CoRR) has grown over the years to meet the needs of the families we serve, and grow wellness in our community. We are pleased to announce that a recent grant from CVS Health has assisted in funding to train 16 CoRR staff members as facilitators for the Freedom From Smoking® program. The Freedom From Smoking® program is specifically designed for adults who want to quit smoking. It’s an adaptation of the American Lung Association’s gold standard, group clinic that has helped thousands of smokers to quit for good.

Ready to quit smoking? Are you ready to discover behavior changes to help you quit for good? Enroll today (information below) for this class that is offered at NO COST to participants, thanks to a grant from CVS Health.

Through the Freedom From Smoking® program, participants will learn to:

  • Develop a quit plan that works for YOU
  • Minimize or eliminate withdrawal symptoms
  • Build a support team
  • Reward your progress
  • Find alternatives
  • Recognize patterns

ENROLL TODAY!

Download Enrollment form HERE

Submit form to Doris Royer
The Campus ~ Grass Valley
180 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-273-9541 ext 205
email droyer@corr.us

TUESDAYS BEGINNING SUMMER 2015, 2015  –  6:00 – 7:30pm

CoRR can help!

PRE-ENROLLMENT IS REQUIRED and a minimum of 15 participants per course.  

$25 suggested donation for materials.

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Recovery & Wellness Series – Drug Testing for Safer Communities – July 9

May 11, 2015

Learn how CoRR partners with Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics to bring quality, rapid testing to Nevada County. This evening will cover the latest and greatest, trends in substances of abuse, and how testing works to support individual and public health and safety.

Dr. Leo Kadehjian, Palo Alto, California With Siemen’s Healthcare Diagnostics

Dr. Kadehjian is an independent biomedical consultant in Palo Alto, California, primarily lecturing and writing on the clinical, scientific, regulatory, and legal issues in drugs of abuse testing.  He has provided consulting services for a wide variety of both private and public sector drug programs.  Clients have included IBM, Exxon International, Texaco, General Motors, Amtrak, Pfizer, Air New Zealand, Syntex, Siemens/Syva, the U.S. Federal Courts, and numerous state corrections agencies and local drug courts.  He has special experience with on-site testing programs and provides oversight of the U.S. Federal Courts’ on-site drug testing programs.  An internationally recognized speaker, he has earned an Outstanding Speaker recognition from the American Association of Clinical Chemistry and has provided expert testimony in court and labor arbitration.  He has also provided judicial education including nationally broadcast live satellite television seminars for the Federal Judicial Center and serving on the faculty of the National Judicial College lecturing on the neurobiology of addiction and drug testing issues.  He has also conducted workshops for occupational physicians and other clinical providers.  He is a member of the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists, the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, the California Association of Toxicologists, the American Association of Clinical Chemistry, the American Chemical Society and the Society of Hair Testing.

Born and raised in Boston, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Organic Chemistry from M.I.T. in 1972 after initial studies at Harvard University, and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Stanford University in 1977.  After several years of bio-organic and toxicological research, he served as Manager of International Medical Affairs for Syva.  In that position, he lectured extensively around the world.  Since then he has established his own biomedical consulting business with private and public sector clients worldwide.

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The Campus
180 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Space is limited so please RSVP right away to reserve your seat. mkelley@corr.us

Continuing Education Credits now available for the upcoming Recovery & Wellness Series:

Community Recovery Resources is approved to provide two (2.0) continuing education units (CEU’s): Prescription Drugs: Questions & Trends
BBS #PCE2459
CCAPP #5-01-456-0217.

July 9th, 2015
5:30pm – 7:30pm
The Campus
180 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Download Flyer HERE

CoRR, the CoRR Alumni Association and the Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County are pleased to present a one-of a kind FREE community Recovery & Wellness Series, formerly known as the Recovery Enrichment Series. The focus of this bi-monthly series is to provide FREE education, information, and life enrichment for our amazing community.

These events are absolutely FREE to attend and open to anyone who would like to attend. Space is limited so please RSVP right away to reserve your seat ~ Melissa Kelley 530-273-9541 ext. 226; email – mkelley@corr.us – Online RSVP form BELOW

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July 10: Meeting with Drug Court Professionals, Law Enforcement, and Behavioral Health regarding drug testing, pplication, practives, and drug-free workplace policy. Please contact Melissa Kelley to RSVP to this meeting.

Recovery & Wellness Series – Prescription Drugs: Questions & Trends – May 21st

May 5, 2015

Dr. Christina Lasich, Medical Director and Bob Meier, KMart Pharmacist together with Community Recovery Resources and the Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County present Prescription Drugs: Questions and Trends with Dr. Lasich speaking about Cross Addiction: Prescription Medications that can Derail Recovery. Featuring Recovery Guest Speaker, Jason Smith.

Dr. Christina Lasich, Medical Director for CoRR will be addressing Cross Addiction: Prescription Medications that can Derail Recovery. Then, Bob Meier, Kmart Pharmacist will discuss the ways that pharmacies can help prevent prescription drug abuse. Special Guest Speaker, Jason Smith will be sharing his life experience and story of impact to close out the Recovery & Wellness Series: Prescription Drugs.

Come early! Guest Speaker and Local Author, Jason Smith, will have his novel “The Bitter Taste of Dying” available for sale and autograph before and after the presentation. Jason will donate  a percentage of the sales proceeds to the CoRR Alumni Association.

The Bitter Taste of Dying paints a portrait of the modern day drug addict with clarity and refreshing honesty. With a gritty mixture of self-deprecation and light-hearted confessional, Smith’s memoir deftly describes the journey into the harrowing depths of addiction and demonstrates the experience of finally being released from it. Pre-order your copy today at www.authorjasonsmith.com

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The Campus
180 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945

 

Space is limited so please RSVP right away to reserve your seat. mkelley@corr.us

Continuing Education Credits now available for the upcoming Recovery & Wellness Series:

Community Recovery Resources is approved to provide two (2.0) continuing education units (CEU’s): Prescription Drugs: Questions & Trends
BBS #PCE2459
CAADAC #5-01-456-0215.

May 21st, 2015
5:30pm – 7:30pm
The Campus
180 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945
CoRR, the CoRR Alumni Association and the Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County are pleased to present a one-of a kind FREE community Recovery & Wellness Series, formerly known as the Recovery Enrichment Series. The focus of this bi-monthly series is to provide FREE education, information, and life enrichment for our amazing community.These events are absolutely FREE to attend and open to anyone who would like to attend. Space is limited so please RSVP right away to reserve your seat ~ Melissa Kelley 530-273-9541 ext. 226; email – mkelley@corr.us – Online RSVP form BELOW

Download Flyer HERE

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