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December is National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month – Celebrate safely

December 2, 2016

During the holiday season, and year round, it is important to celebrate safely by not driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Alcohol and drugs, even those drugs prescribed by a physician, can impair perception, judgment, motor skills, and memory.

New and young drivers are the most at-risk for crashes on the roads and are at risk for the most harmful effects of drug use. As teens take to the roads, parents can take action by talking about the dangers of drunk, drugged, and distracted driving. It’s important that our youngest drivers learn how to drive safely and make healthy choices.

Drunk and drugged driving related accidents are totally preventable. Renew your commitment to drive safely and act responsibly.

Tip: Most importantly, plan ahead: designate a safe driver, arrange for an alternate route home (taxi), or choose not to use. Store cab-company numbers in your phone just in case.

Tip: Talk with your children, grandchildren, or young adults in your live. At all levels of blood alcohol concentration (BAC), the risk of being involved in a crash is greater for young people than for older people.

Tip: As a host, remember to offer non-alcoholic beverages to your guests. We know that this helps keep our streets safer through the Holidays.

Community Recovery Resources is the Nevada County’s only provider for DUI (driving under the influence) classes. As appropriate, the program is also designed to assist individuals in recognizing their alcohol and/or drug dependencies and to support people toward recovery. “Sometimes a DUI incident can be a catalyst for people to make the change they need in their lives. Ideally, folks will seek support before a DUI or other consequence, and CoRR is here to help”, says Warren Daniels, CoRR’s CEO.

Local Progress and Facts about Teen and adult Impaired Driving **************************************************************************

  • Good news! Fewer teens (15% of teens in grade 9 & 11) reported last year that they had driven after drinking, or rode with someone who had. Down from last year when more than 35% of teens in same grades reported in they had driven after drinking or rode with someone who had. (California Healthy Kids Survey)
  • Drugs other than alcohol (e.g., marijuana and cocaine) are involved in about 18% of motor vehicle driver deaths.
  • Still, alcohol-impaired driving crashes, account for nearly one-third (31%) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States (2010).
  • Motor vehicle crashes are leading cause of death for 15 – 19 year-olds.
  • Did you know that 1 in 3 drivers killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2009 who were tested, tested positive for drugs?

Tip: CoRR will once again be sponsoring Safe Taxi on New Year’s Eve! CoRR granted vouchers to Gold Country Cab & Courier (Nevada County) and Donald’s Taxi Service (Placer County) to provide rides to residents to reduce amount of impaired drivers on the roads. If you find yourself in need a safe ride home call, Call (530) 274-TAXI or (530) 274-8294 Gold Country Cab & Courier if you live in Nevada County or (916) 588-7758 Donald’s Taxi Service in Placer County. Community Recovery Resources is teaming up with the owners of Gold Country Cab & Courier for the fifth year for Safe Taxi and Donald’s Taxi for the third year on New Year’s Eve sober cab rides. Looking back at the last four years, more than 150 local residents received rides home to ensure a safe transport from their New Year’s celebrations. This year, we hope to see even more community members celebrating responsibly and not drinking and driving.

Placer County Community Members Access Needed Resources

August 1, 2016

The nonprofit Community Recovery Resources (CoRR) will provide enhanced services to people experiencing substance use disorders and mental health issues, supported by Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Programs. This funding enables CoRR to help these community members navigate complex systems of care to access employment, mental health, housing, access primary care, and basic needs services. Primary focus is on connecting individuals and their families with healthcare coverage, and healthcare services including primary care and behavioral health services.

“By identifying individuals and families and helping them to access necessary and supportive services, people experience improved health and self-sufficiency, and the community benefits from reduced healthcare costs and improved public health”, said Ariel Lovett, Deputy Director at CoRR.

The Navigator project builds on community partnerships, as people are connected with other public, private, and nonprofit services including employment development, health coverage enrollment, primary care, domestic violence resources, or food banks. These partnerships support CoRR’s whole-person approach in treating substance use disorders and associated behavioral issues, with a primary focus on the family system. CoRR’s other services include residential treatment for men, women, and women with children, outpatient treatment for adults and teens, mental health services, transitional supportive housing, and ancillary supports such as parenting, drug screening, and child development.

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

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

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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

 

Recovery & Wellness Series – Smoking Cessation – March 19th

March 6, 2015

Nevada County Public Health, Tobacco Prevention Coalition, Community Recovery Resources, Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County and CVS provide resources and information on tobacco cessation

Nevada County Public Health’s Tobacco Prevention coalition will share the information regarding health impacts and current trends tobacco use. Presentation will include local trends; national trends, including policy information and impact of vaporizing (“vaping”). CVS Pharmacists will discuss the role of pharmacists in smoking cessations, resources available at CVS and different products available (with/without prescriptions) to assists clients quit smoking. Question and answer session will be available.

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

Coming Up in the Recovery Enrichment Series:

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

Special Guest Speakers, Trong Tran, District Pharmacy Supervisor, and Janell Jones, Grass Valley CVS Pharmacist and Shannon Glaz, Nevada County Public Health Tobacco Prevention Coalition present an information session on smoking cessation:

  • Role of pharmacists in smoking cessations
  • Resources available at CVS
  • Products available (with/without prescriptions)
  • Quit smoking assistance
  • Health and wellness information
  • How CVS can help
  • Question and answers

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): Smoking Cessation
BBS #PCE2459
CAADAC #5-01-456-0215.

March 19th, 2015
5:30pm – 7:30pm
The Campus
180 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Download Flyer HERE

RSVP Below

Recovery & Wellness Series RSVP

Please join us for the Recovery & Wellness Series

Recovery Enrichment Series – Prop 47: The Reduced Penalties for Some Crimes Initiatives (2014) – January 22, 2015

January 21, 2015

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 Enrichment Series. The focus of this bi-monthly series is to provide FREE education, information, and life enrichment for our amazing community. Beginning in February, 2014, we kicked off the series with renowned speaker Father Tom Weston who spoke about recovery followed by Dr. Christina Lasich: Foods that Trigger Pain and Relapse; Dr. Helen Crawford: Managing Depression; and Lucinda Porter: Hepatitis C each with an over-whelming number of community attendees. 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 ~ Marley Mueller 530-273-9541 ext. 225; email – mmueller@corr.us

Coming Up in the Recovery Enrichment Series:

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

Special Guest Speakers, District Attorney, Cliff Newell and Deputy Public Defender, Judy Schutz  present an information session on the newly enacted Prop 47:

The Reduced Penalties for Some Crimes Initiatives (2014)

  •  How Prop 47 will be implemented in Nevada County

  •  What Prop 47 can mean for individuals

  •  Question and answers

 

Please join us for our first installment of the Recovery Enrichment Series for the 2015 year. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to be inspired and enrich your journey!  Space is limited so please RSVP right away to reserve your seat. mmueller@corr.us

Continuing Education Credits now available for the upcoming Recovery Enrichment Series:

Community Recovery Resources is approved to provide two (2.0) continuing education units (CEU’s): Prop 47: The Reduced Penalties for Some Crimes Initiatives (2014)
BBS #PCE2459
CAADAC #5-01-456-0215.

January 22, 2015
5:30pm – 7:30pm
The Campus
180 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Download Flyer HERE

 

Rev up your engines for the 7th Annual Gala – February 7th, 2015

January 13, 2015

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The newly launched Community Recovery Resources Foundation is presenting its Race for Recovery Gala, the region’s only event focused on raising awareness and resources to address teen substance abuse. This annual winter gala event is a fundraiser for CoRR’s adolescent services throughout Placer and Nevada counties.

Teaming up with new sponsors McAnally Racing, Riebes Auto Parts, and Napa Auto, the Race for Recovery Gala will be emceed by KCRA 3 News Anchorman Brian Hickey. Hickey will also serve as auctioneer at a silent auction featuring unique NASCAR experiences, among other prizes. Unique auction items include a Chase Elliot Helmet; a VIP Race Day experience with pit tour and meet-and-greet, official NASCAR crew-wear and team shirt; pair of tickets to the NHRA suite at Sonoma Race way in July and the opportunity to personally meet Ron Capps.

“We wanted to do something different and fun, and the theme also alludes to the urgency around this issue. Raising awareness, and raising funds to prevent teen substance abuse, is perhaps the most important way we can support families and our community,” said Ariel Lovett, CoRR’s Deputy Director.

Guests will enjoy a dinner catered by Off the Vine Catering at the Morgan Creek Golf Club in Roseville, special musical guests, and impressive race-fan décor. The program will include personal stories of young people recovering from addiction to alcohol and other drugs as well as honored guests who have supported the variety of services we offer at CoRR.

This year is particularly special for those familiar with the story of Full Circle, a grassroots nonprofit founded by a family and their friends in response to their son’s substance abuse and subsequent consequences. Christy Crandell wrote Lost and Found: A Mother and Son Find Victory over Teen Drug Addiction. Her son, Ryan, will receive a special recognition for what he has overcome and how his struggle ultimately gave hope to hundreds of teens and their families.

For more information call 530-273-9541


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Today is the day to give where your heart is…

November 30, 2014

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We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.GT_Lockup_alt1

For the last two years, #GivingTuesday has challenged individuals and communities to make the world a better place through generosity. The simple act of giving not only helps others, but also fundamentally connects you to the human family and nourishes a generous community spirit. This year, we want to place emphasis on the concept of great giving. Essentially, this means giving smarter, giving more creatively and giving in a way that is most beneficial for you and the causes closest to your heart.#GivingTuesday is not the only way you can help support you local non-profits…With the shopping season upon us, there are many opportunities to save big and donate without spending more.

Please remember CoRR while you do your seasonal shopping online…

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Community Recovery Resources. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-2275091 and support us every time you shop.

Want to know what your donation does? For every dollar spent on treatment, $12 are saved in healthcare and criminal justice costs. Serving the needs of the community for forty years, CoRR now serves 4,000 individuals from all walks of life and from all over the country with an emerging model of integrating health, behavioral, and social services to create a local solution to substance abuse that creates long-term success for families. 

Ella* is one of many adolescents who have found their strength and path with the support of CoRR’s services. She has re-written her story, and her strength can end the generational cycle of addiction in her family.

At 17 years old, Ella* was abusing opiates and addicted to alcohol: a combination that often ends in tragedy. This is a different story because Ella* came to CoRR. She was shy, and struggled with anxiety, low self-esteem, and desperately wanted to be accepted by her peers. Ella* talked about feelings of not being good enough and how that drove her seek love and acceptance; from anyone, at any cost. She shared her fear and pain around her father’s alcoholism and abandonment of her. Ella* also began to recognize her substance abuse as a problem, the stress and consequences it had created; and that she had the opportunity and support to make another choice. Her self-esteem started to grow exponentially. After 6 months at CoRR, Ella* is now completely sober and completing her program at CoRR.  She is an honor student now, and joined the high school leadership team.  On track graduate high school in June, Ella* has already started to apply to colleges. 

 *name changed to protect privacy

Here are some ways that YOU can help:

Consider a first-time financial gift

Increase in your giving

Donate monthly, quarterly, or annually

Tell one new person about CoRR this year

Designate CoRR through an employer matching campaign

Ask about volunteer opportunities

Consider CoRR in your will or trust

Shop online at AmazonSmiles and 5% of what you are already spending is donated to CoRR

Participate in #GivingTuesday

A time of giving Thanks…

November 25, 2014

2014 Thanksgiving BlastDonate buttonWe have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

For the last two years, #GivingTuesday has challenged individuals and communities to make the world a better place through generosity. The simple act of giving not only helps others, but also fundamentally connects you to the human family and nourishes a generous community spirit. This year, we want to place emphasis on the concept of great giving. Essentially, this means giving smarter, giving more creatively and giving in a way that is most beneficial for you and the causes closest to your heart.#GivingTuesday is not the only way you can help support you local non-profits…With the shopping season upon us, there are many opportunities to save big and donate without spending more.

AmazonSmile2When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Community Recovery Resources. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-2275091 and support us every time you shop.

Want to know what your donation does? For every dollar spent on treatment, $12 are saved in healthcare and criminal justice costs. Serving the needs of the community for forty years, CoRR now serves 4,000 individuals from all walks of life and from all over the country with an emerging model of integrating health, behavioral, and social services to create a local solution to substance abuse that creates long-term success for families. 

Ella* is one of many adolescents who have found their strength and path with the support of CoRR’s services. She has re-written her story, and her strength can end the generational cycle of addiction in her family.

At 17 years old, Ella* was abusing opiates and addicted to alcohol: a combination that often ends in tragedy. This is a different story because Ella* came to CoRR. She was shy, and struggled with anxiety, low self-esteem, and desperately wanted to be accepted by her peers. Ella* talked about feelings of not being good enough and how that drove her seek love and acceptance; from anyone, at any cost. She shared her fear and pain around her father’s alcoholism and abandonment of her. Ella* also began to recognize her substance abuse as a problem, the stress and consequences it had created; and that she had the opportunity and support to make another choice. Her self-esteem started to grow exponentially. After 6 months at CoRR, Ella* is now completely sober and completing her program at CoRR.  She is an honor student now, and joined the high school leadership team.  On track graduate high school in June, Ella* has already started to apply to colleges. 

 *name changed to protect privacy

Here are some ways that YOU can help:

Consider a first-time financial gift

Increase in your giving

Donate monthly, quarterly, or annually

Tell one new person about CoRR this year

Designate CoRR through an employer matching campaign

Ask about volunteer opportunities

Consider CoRR in your will or trust

Shop online at AmazonSmiles and 5% of what you are already spending is donated to CoRR

Participate in #GivingTuesday