Recovery group helps young people establish new lifestyles

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Recovery group helps young people establish new lifestyles

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Candice Seay, center, leads a Young People in Recovery group at the Durango Holiday Inn. The group was established a year ago, and has been drawing close to 30 people at its weekly meeting.
Candice Seay places photos of her friends and former boyfriend on an altar as part of the Festival de los Muertos at the Durango Arts Center. Her friends and former boyfriend all died as a result of addictions.
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The Durango chapter of Young People in Recovery meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. every Thursday in the Lightner Room of the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, 21636 U.S. Highway 160.

Recovery group helps young people establish new lifestyles

Candice Seay, center, leads a Young People in Recovery group at the Durango Holiday Inn. The group was established a year ago, and has been drawing close to 30 people at its weekly meeting.
Candice Seay places photos of her friends and former boyfriend on an altar as part of the Festival de los Muertos at the Durango Arts Center. Her friends and former boyfriend all died as a result of addictions.

Recovery group helps young people establish new lifestyles

Candice Seay leads a Young People in Recovery group at the Durango Holiday Inn. In addition to weekly meetings, the group plans social outings to help those in recovery establish healthier lifestyles.

Recovery group helps young people establish new lifestyles

Dan Knapp, center, talks about his recovery as Sydney Lanus, left, and Cruz Baca listen during a Young People in Recovery group at the Durango Holiday Inn. The group welcomes people of all ages and the family members of those in recovery.

Recovery group helps young people establish new lifestyles

Candice Seay leads a Young People in Recovery group at the Durango Holiday Inn. Seay is open about how young she was when she started drinking. “A lot of people don’t realize how young kids are when they start to experiment,” she said.
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