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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.

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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

Download Flyer


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) ( 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 for more information.