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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...

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...

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...

Brian Nuckols

“Something that really inspires me about YPR is how we really focus on creating a loving, non judgemental space where people can feel like they are not being left behind.” [video width="1920" height="1080"...

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...

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

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...
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...

read more
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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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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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

read more
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...

read more
NIKOS PECORARO

NIKOS PECORARO

I finally felt like I had a place where I didn’t have to adhere to a certain idea, believe this, do that, or prove anything,

This freedom to be, to choose, this assertion of the power of our autonomy. The notion that individuals know what is best for them is something that rather than exclude certain people from the world of recovery, as many recovery pathways unintentionally do, invites people to recover together instead. This is nothing short of revolutionary.

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Coreen Braden

Coreen Braden

“Hello, my name is Coreen Braden, and I am a person in long-term recovery. To me that means being able to have an open and honest relationship with my family, including my mother, something I thought never would be possible. Long-term recovery has given me the ability...

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Rocky Doom

Rocky Doom

Rocky Doom Paducah, KY Chapter Lead - I’m a member of Young People in Recovery because it provides a public channel for my voice to be heard. I love being involved because ANYONE is welcomed. Being a mid-fortyish gay male in rural Kentucky, there aren’t a lot of...

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Britny Rice

Britny Rice

Britny Rice - Columbus, OH - The road to recovery is never an easy one. That fact is a given. I wanted to give up so many times. Becoming a parent has been my biggest motivator. I am the proud mother of two beautiful twin boys who became my salvation, my knights in...

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Tee Scott

Tee Scott

My name is Tee Scott, YPR Chapter lead for Baltimore, MD. My connection with YPR is driven by its vision. A vision where all young people have the resources they need to thrive in recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol. The vision and mission of YPR is true and...

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Dnechelle Pascol

Dnechelle Pascol

"I believe in alignment and attracting experiences that are meant for you on this journey and My involvement with YPR is one of healing. I am here to heal, and to help others to do the same" facebook

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Dan Burley

Dan Burley

Hi, my name is Dan Burley and I am a recovery ally. I am a retired Aerospace Engineer and ex-corporate pilot with a heart to serve the community. I’m active in prison ministry as a volunteer and eventually came to YPR in my retirement.  I been on the YPR staff for...

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Candice Seay

Candice Seay

Being a part of my community has been one of the biggest contributors to my success in recovery. During my active addiction, I was always seeking a sense of belonging and ultimately was never able to authentically fulfill that need. It was not until I joined YPR and...

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Brian Dierks

Brian Dierks

My name is Brian Dierks and I’m a person in active recovery.  I work with Young People in Recovery as a National Chapter Coordinator and Institutional Advancement Coordinator. My story begins at an early age in a household with a mother struggling with a substance use...

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