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Chris Raeford

Chris Raeford

Working with YPR has been powerful and eye opening. I have been able to support my community and that is so empowering. We are out here changing lives.

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Matthew C. – YPR Durango

Matthew C. – YPR Durango

Hi, I’m Matthew and I’m a man in recovery, a proud member of YPR and grateful every day for my sobriety and my continual journey through mental, physical and spiritual health. About 23 years ago I survived a major trauma that left me unwilling to trust and highly...

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Dante Downey – Cortez, CO Chapter Lead

Dante Downey – Cortez, CO Chapter Lead

My name is Dante and I am a person in recovery. My journey with recovery began for me at the age of 16 when I walked into my first NA meeting. I can still recall the slow motion feeling, My heart pounding, the slow drip from the coffee pot, and the suffocating fear of...

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Sara Molitor – YPR Durango

Sara Molitor – YPR Durango

I wanted help long before I got it. It was 2020, the world experiencing panic and fear from a pandemic. My hours at work were temporarily, but drastically reduced. Some day-drinking seemed to be fitting for the situation. My drinking had begun to affect my life. My...

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Troy Hoggard

Troy Hoggard

Troy Hoggard San Diego, CA My name is Troy Hoggard. I became involved with YPR around October 2020 and have enjoyed the events put on by the leadership. The yoga event is what first caught my attention.  When I first left rehabilitation, I was looking for fun...

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Lynn’s Story

Lynn’s Story

My name is Lynn and I am a person in long term recovery. A little over twenty years ago I made a decision to embark on a journey to add happiness and meaning to my life. They say that when the student is ready the teacher will appear. I've found this to be true for...

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Jenni Kelley

Jenni Kelley

What YPR did for my recovery is absolutely phenomenal and life changing. My life would not be what it is today,  had I not heard the message that we do recover, and we do change

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Cruz Baca

Cruz Baca

My Name is Cruz Baca and I am a man sustaining long-term recovery. I am the Recruitment lead for Young People In Recovery – Durango, Colorado. The small group of leaders involved in this chapter are my best friends. I often speak about connection. Connections are a...

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