FACES & VOICES OF RECOVERY PUBLICATIONS
Long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs is real for millions of Americans and thousands more get well every year. There are as many different paths to recovery as there are different people in recovery. But regardless of how people achieve recovery, their lives, and the lives of those they touch – their families and children – are vastly improved as a result. Those in long-term recovery are the living proof that recovery happens and that there are real solutions to the problem of drug and alcohol addiction.
For some of us, it was useful to get help for our addiction by getting clinical treatment. In the past, effective treatment hasn’t always been readily available or affordable and it has been separate from the traditional health care system. Whether or not we have had treatment, most of us need support and help from others to sustain our recovery.
Recovery advocates can work with allies in their states, to help ensure that critical peer recovery support services will be included as part of their state’s Essential Health Benefits.
Faces & Voices of Recovery joined 415 other organizations in sharing our concerns with Congress about the American Health Care Act. The AHCA’s proposed changes to our health care system will result in reductions in health care coverage, particularly for vulnerable populations including those suffering from addiction and mental illness. We told Congress that we cannot support the bill in its current form. See full-text of the letter here.