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Collegiate Recovery in Austin, Texas

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…

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WRAP-Wellness Recovery Action Plan

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…

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Program Spotlight: CforR’s Family Program

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…

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SHINE-CforR’s New Wellness Series

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…

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Meet Our Board: Marsha Robinson

Communities for Recovery is lucky to have an amazing board, and we want our community to know them as well as we do! We’re going to kick off this process by introducing you to our Board Member Marsha Robinson. Marsha was kind enough to answer a few questions from us about herself, her involvement with…

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Musicians in Recovery at CforR

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…

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Tin Roof Meeting Moves to Communities for Recovery

In 2007, Bob Davis and his wife Elisabeth opened Mentor & Recovery (M&R) as a sober living house for men in Austin. Their motto was, “More than a bed and a Big Book.” With that in mind, M&R certainly became much more than just a place to sleep and work on steps, it became a…

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Support the Summer Toiletry Drive

Donate items to help us break down barriers to recovery! 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 to build individualized plans to achieve their full potential.…

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Family and Friends Recovery Program at CforR Begins

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…

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