Merlyn Karst – Community Beacon

written by Merlyn Karst Thank you. I sincerely appreciate the award and thanks to all the recovery beacons that shine on the way to health and happiness in recovery. My name is Merlyn Karst and I’m a person in long-term recovery and that means I haven’t had a drink in […]

Putting a Face on Recovery

PCA has borrowed an idea from Connecticut Community of Addiction Recovery by collecting pics of normal everyday folks in recovery and grouping them together. The intention is to highlight the normalcy of recovery and how it affects people just like your friends and family. We believe we need more of […]

Changing Recovery Month to Month(s)

     by Merlyn Karst September is National Recovery Month and is held annually to increase awareness and celebrate successes of those in recovery. It provides comprehensive education about substance use treatment and mental health services and can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder in learning about […]

Recovery Basics for Parents

PCA Colorado is very pleased to announce we now have Recovery Basics for Parents – a 6 hour basic training on recovery principles and ideals geared to inform the family to help support both themselves and their affected family member as well as provide tools to move the family system […]

2018 PCA Training Catalog

When PCA began, I had already been exposed to a few peer mentoring trainings and implemented a couple within organizations. What I learned through those experiences was that a single week of training is barely enough information to create a competent peer coach. On the job experience, supervision, and ongoing […]

May the Force Be With Us

written by Merlyn Karst… for Faces and Voices of Recovery Blog. There are so many tragic stories.  Though Carrie Fisher’s death occurred in late December 2016, findings about her death were only recently released. Our Princess Lea could conquer the evil forces from other worlds, but apparently Carrie could not […]

PCA Colorado is a new ARCO Member

  About the Association of Recovery Community Organizations The Association of Recovery Community Organizations (ARCO) at Faces & Voices of Recovery unites and supports the growing network of local, regional and statewide recovery community organizations (RCOs). ARCO links RCOs and their leaders with local and national allies and provides training […]

Motivational Interviewing for Peer Coaches

This image provided by Art Woodard-trainer and mentor extraordinaire of CCAR. He is well-known for using the 3-legged stool to demonstrate the characteristics of really good mentoring. The 3 legs holding up the stool are 1) Listening Actively 2) Managing Your Own Stuff 3) Asking Good Questions.  These skills are […]

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