ADVOCACY AND PUBLIC POLICY
Faces & Voices of Recovery
Recovery celebrations are important for so many different reasons – they’re an opportunity to put a face and a voice on recovery and to advance our advocacy agenda. Faces & Voices believes that we should never bring an army of people together without asking them to fight for something meaningful. In 2007, as part of the planning of the National Hub event at Liberty State Park with our friends at FOAR-NJ/NCADD-NJ, the idea of an Advocacy Action Area was born to achieve that goal.
There are tens of thousands of men and women across our country just like you who want to speak out about their recovery experiences while honoring the principles that have worked so well for so many. This pamphlet answers questions that people who want to speak out are asking as they think about how to share their experiences and make it possible for others to get the help they need.
Faces and Voices of Recovery
Long term, effective advocacy is built on positive, trusting, strategic relationships with elected officials and their staff, the media and your own constituents. These tips specifically relate to building relationships with elected officials and their staff.
The Legal Action Center (2016)
People receiving medication-assisted treatment (“MAT”) for opioid addiction often are forced by courts and other government agencies to stop taking their addiction medication.