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 […]

Dancing Newbies

PCA spent several months working with a small group of treatment providers to create an intervention and an installation into the Denver Gay Pride Celebration this year. Under the banner of Colorado United for Addiction Recovery, an approach was decided and produced with the intention of infusing recovery philosophy and […]

The Family Circus and the Elephant in the Room

by Merlyn J Karst written by Merlyn J Karst                 Each day I receive mind prompts on subjects I feel the urge to write about. Sorting them out for common interest is often difficult. The attention given to the opiate crisis is so welcome. The Chinese symbol for crisis and […]

Peer Supervision Competencies

We have been investigating grant applications, rfp’s, collaborations, and networking in our state. This process has illuminated how connected the organization needs to be to the recovery support services it is providing for clients. William White just posted an new blog post today about Peer Based Recovery Support and his […]

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