On October 16th 2021, I will have 5 years in Recovery. When asked what Y.P.R has contributed to that- my answer is, more than anyone will ever be able to comprehend.After more than 20 years in active addiction, I had found my solution, I had found my cure. Healthy connection and a healthy environment. On October 16th 2021, I will have 5 years in Recovery. When asked what Y.P.R has contributed to that- my answer is, more than anyone will ever be able to comprehend. The definition of Recovery is: A return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength – The action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost. Y.P.R and Recovery has given me more than I ever had or hoped to have in active addiction, and it keeps on giving. Not only to me, but also every individual that is close to me. I was urged for 20 years to accept who I was… My name is Cruz and I am an alcoholic with Y.P.R that has evolved to My name is Cruz and I am a man in recovery – I am a friend, a Son, a Brother, a professional, a Role-model, a Recovery Coach… and I am a father.None of this would have been possible without the healthy connections birthed from Young People in Recovery.
Two critical medications were made more easily available and saved lives, but old restrictions may return. America’s opioid crisis spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic. Economic disruption, social isolation, and despair all