September is National Recovery Month! Throughout the month, join us as we celebrate the strength and resiliency of Colorado families impacted by substance use disorders.
With access to resources, treatment, and support, recovery is possible for everyone. Check out the resources below to learn more about the recovery supports available across Colorado!
The Circle of Parents program offers peer support groups for anyone in a parenting and/or caregiving role. Through free group sessions, participants are provided a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space to discuss the successes and challenges of raising children, share ideas, resources, and support, and build their confidence, skills, and knowledge as caregivers.
“Being here with people that have been through the same things, are going through the same things, it just makes you feel not alone.”
– Amanda, Circle of Parents in Recovery participant
There are recovery-specific Circle of Parents groups across the state, including virtual options.
Tough as a Mother is working to decrease stigma around maternal substance use disorder, educate providers, and connect pregnant and parenting mothers to treatment and recovery supports in their communities.
Colorado Crisis Services provides free, confidential, professional and immediate support for any mental health, substance use or emotional concern, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Call 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained professional.
Visit their website to read the stories of Coloradoans who reached out for support.
Later in Recovery Month, we’ll take a closer look at Circle of Parents in Recovery and how the program supports parents with substance use disorders and helps families to thrive.
Don’t miss out!
We had the chance to speak with Kelli Sutton, a Strategic Initiatives Manager at Illuminate Colorado, about what SuPPoRT Colorado accomplished in 2022, and the goals it is working toward in 2023.
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