Need Support?We've got you covered. Reach Out Find a Meeting The Courage Centerprovides a safe, supportive, recovery-focused setting for young people and families on their recovery journey. SupportFilling the gaps in the community. EducationAddiction & recovery education. AwarenessRaising hope in the community. Recovery News and Information Let’s Put a Face on It By Julie Cole | 2017-12-12 This is me as a young person with a substance use disorder. 15 years old. Freshman in high school. This is me as a young person with a substance use disorder. 17 years old. This is me as a young person with a substance use disorder. 18 years old. During high school: -I played a… Together, We Can Make a New Future By Julie Cole | 2017-12-11 As many of you know, The Courage Center has submitted a request to rezone a property in the town we serve, so we can establish a permanent location. We have read a number of posts, letters, or other communication that state that having our organization near their properties will be injecting people in the community… This Thing Called Recovery By Julie Cole | 2017-12-07 I am Julie, and I am a person in long-term recovery. What does this statement mean? I am a daughter, a wife, a mother. I am a sister, an aunt, and a cousin. I am a neighbor, a community member, and a giver of time to those who are hurting. I am some of these… Allow Me to Spare You Some Pain: A Letter to My Teenage Self By Abby Foster | 2017-10-31 Dear Abby, I know you will not want to listen to what I have to say. You’ll figure I am just another adult trying to tell you what to do. I know you do not trust adults or believe that we can relate or understand. But give me a chance. Try and hear me out.… Our Stories Have Power By Julie Cole | 2017-09-12 How does one get here…from there? First, a little about what “there” was. In the end, the outside was as messy as the inside, but the inside is what is the most important (as the outside is merely a reflection of the inside). From the beginning I felt alone, even with people; a profound sense… Hope By Julie Cole | 2017-09-08 Such a subtle distinction. One is grounded in an external belief, and the other – grounded in belief, something deeply internal. I know there are people who read this who have been severely hurt, beaten, traumatized by addiction – more specifically by someone who is or has been active in addiction. It’s a desperately isolating…« Previous123Next » Sign up for our newsletter Please enter a valid email address. Subscribe! Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.