Recovery Changes Everything


Faces & Voices of Recovery is dedicated to organizing and mobilizing the over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, our families, friends and allies into recovery community organizations and networks, to promote the right and resources to recover through advocacy, education and demonstrating the power and proof of long-term recovery.




By uniting RCOs around the nation through ARCO, Faces & Voices of Recovery recognizes and supports all pathways of recovery.


Who We Are

Our Staff

The staff at Faces & Voices of Recovery are based in regions across the nation including: Arizona, Minnesota, Florida, Maine, Pennsylvania, Texas and Vermont. Our Board members are located in: California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Texas and Virginia. Coming from all walks of life and pathways of recovery, collectively we represent the demographically and geographically diverse recovery community. Contact us to have our staff work with you on recovery activities in your state.

Our Board of Directors

The elected board members of Faces & Voices of Recovery are a voluntary group of leaders who serve the addiction recovery community. The board jointly oversee the activities of the organization, supports its membership, and the implementation of the strategic plan. The board is organized in terms of officers — Chairperson, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. As a national organization led and governed by the recovery community, over 51% of our Board members are individuals in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and/or other drugs and bring their personal lived experience of recovery to guiding the organization.

Our National Advisory Council

Our National Advisory Council composed of activists, musicians, actors, artists, comedians and other public figures who are dedicated to being Ambassadors of Faces & Voices of Recovery's mission. They carry a strong and effective message of hope in recovery and each have made a significant impact on improving the public's perception of addiction and recovery through their own work in the United States and internationally.

Our Funders

We value opportunities to work with like-minded organizations working on the local, state and national level to find solutions to addiction in America and promote recovery for all.  We are proud of the strong partnerships we have built and fortified since 2001. Our broad reach allows us to bring the voice of recovery to numerous councils, committees, collaboratives, conferences, initiatives, stakeholder forums, expert panels, and more across the nation.

Recovery Leadership Summit

Come Celebrate with Us!

Over 20 years, many things have changed in the Recovery Movement, but our dedication to the mission has never wavered. Through your ongoing support we have been able to connect and help recovery community organizations around the world and continue to work to change the way addiction and recovery are understood and embraced through advocacy, education and leadership.


Comprehensive Harm Reduction Training is Essential for the Peer Support Workforce

Recovery from substance use disorder can be a long and challenging journey, and it requires the dedication and hard work of not only the person in recovery but also those…

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2023-2025 Federal Policy & Advocacy Priorities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  FACES & VOICES OF RECOVERY ANNOUNCES ITS 2023-2025 FEDERAL POLICY & ADVOCACY PRIORITIES Washington, DC Faces & Voices of Recovery is honored to continue its work through advocacy…

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Faces & Voices of Recovery Issues Urgent Call to Action

“Unlocking the Potential of Recovery Community Organizations and Peer Recovery Support Services is an important call to action on the future of addiction recovery in the United States”, says William…

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Washington, DC  Faces & Voices of Recovery, a national advocacy organization and staple in the recovery community since 2001, is proud to further the work and dedication of International Recovery Day (IRD). Assuming responsibility of International Recovery Day – formerly International…

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2021 ARCO Programmatic Evaluation Report

In February of 2020, I began my position with Faces & Voices of Recovery. With experience in grassroots organizing, working with RCOs and state systems, and peer training facilitation and…

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OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – Summit is going virtual!

Faces & Voices Update September 1, 2021 ANNOUNCEMENT The 20th Anniversary Summit is Moving to a Virtual-Only event We’ve been closely monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 and associated variants, and…

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Public Policy Update – August 2021

Aug 2021 Advocacy and Policy F&V Advocacy and Federal Policy News Aug 30th – What Does the Future Hold for The  Recovery Community? Recovery belongs to us all. Leading up…

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The 2001 & 2021 Recovery Summits

A Historical Summit  by: Bill White In 2001, more than 130 recovery advocates from more than 30 states gathered in Saint Paul, Minnesota at the invitation of the Johnson Institute’s…

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Further Homage to Recovery Ancestors

When I remember the thousands who died, many whose stories were never recorded in history, I bow my head. And when my wailing is done, I get up and carry…

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Faces & Voices Update – July 2021

July 2021  Monthly Wrap-up Digital Newsletter Register for the 20th Anniversary Summit! This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Faces & Voices of Recovery. In 20 years, many things have changed…

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Our Stories Have Power: Recovery Messaging

Faces & Voices of Recovery is proud to host this FREE virtual training sponsored by the Opioid Response Network. Our Stories Have Power: Recovery Messaging is a training that promotes…

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Free Virtual Recovery Oriented Systems of Care – English

Topic: The Importance of Lived Experience in a ROSC Date/Time: May 30, 2023, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST/1:00 p. m. – 2:00 p. m. CST/11:00 a. m. – 12:00…

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Free Virtual Learning Community: Guiding Principles of Recovery-Spanish

Tema: Principios Rectores de la Recuperación Fecha/Hora: 25 de mayo de 2023 de 2pm–3pm ET Presentador: Dr.Pierluigi Mancini Descripción: este seminario web explorará las definiciones de recuperación y los 10…

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Free Virtual Learning Community: Exploring Pathways to Recovery-Spanish

Tema: explorando caminos hacia la recuperación Fecha/Hora: 18 de mayo de 2023 de 2:00 p. m. a 3:00 p. m. EST/1:00 p. m. a 2:00 p. m. CST/11:00 a. m.…

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Free Virtual Learning Community: Exploring Pathways to Recovery

Topic: Exploring Pathways To Recovery Date/Time: May 16, 2023 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST/1:00pm – 2:00pm CST/11:00am – 12:00pm PST Presenter: TBD Description: Recovery and healing are not One Size Fits…

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Free Virtual Learning Community: Advancing Harm Reduction Principles-Spanish

Tema: Promoción de los Principios de Reducción de Daños Fecha/Hora: 11 de mayo de 2023 2pm – 3pm ET Presentador: TBD Descripción: En esta capacitación, los participantes obtendrán una comprensión…

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Free Virtual Learning Community: Advancing Harm Reduction Principles

Topic: Advancing Harm Reduction Principles Date/Time: May 9, 2023 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST/1:00pm – 2:00pm CST/11:00am – 12:00pm PST Presenter: Austin Wright Description: In this training, participants will gain an understanding…

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Free Virtual Learning Community: The Science of Addiction and Recovery-Spanish

Tema: La Ciencia de la Adicción y la Recuperación Fecha/Hora: 4 de mayo de 2023 de 2:00 p. m. a 3:00 p. m. EST/1:00 p. m. a 2:00 p. m.…

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Free Virtual Learning Community: The Science of Addiction and Recovery-English

Topic: The Science of Addiction and Recovery Date/Time: May 2, 2023 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST/1:00pm – 2:00pm CST/11:00am – 12:00pm PST Presenter: Flo Hilliard Description: Science of Addiction & Recovery (SOAR) is…

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Free Virtual Learning Community: Words Matter-Spanish

Tema: Las Palabras Importan: Utilizar un Lenguaje Poderoso Para Eliminar el Estigma Fecha/Hora: 27 de abril de 2023 2:00 p. m. a 3:00 p. m. EST/1:00 p. m. a 2:00…

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Our Initiatives

Faces & Voices of Recovery is proud to collaborate with various individuals, agencies and organizations to support advocacy, development and recovery resources for individuals, communities and organizations.


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