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 Month

What is Recovery Month?

Now in its 32nd year, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease.

Each September, Recovery Month works to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible.

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.



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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The Papers of Hossein Dezhakam: An Iranian Perspective on Addiction Treatment and Recovery

Mr. Hossein Dezhakam is the founder of Congress 60, a recovery community in the Islamic Republic of Iran that has more than 100,000 members. I first met Mr. Dezhakam at…

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The Recovery Exchange Principle

The first real-life Sherlock Holmes may well have been French criminologist Dr. Edmond Locard (1877-1966), whose 1910 seven-volume treatise on forensics laid the foundation for modern criminal investigation. Locard postulated…

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Recovery Mutual Aid Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

One of the recovery research scientists whose work I closely follow is Amy Krentzman, PhD. Dr. Krentzman is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work at the University…

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Our Stories Have Power: Recovery Messaging: Illinois Only

Faces & Voices of Recovery invites Illinois residents to a FREE virtual training sponsored by the State of Illinois. In conjunction with the Illinois Department of Human Services we are…

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RCO Bootcamp #1: Illinois Only

Faces & Voices of Recovery, in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Human Services, invites recovery professionals in the state of Illinois to a FREE virtual training! RCO Bootcamp is…

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Our Stories Have Power: Recovery Messaging: Illinois Only

Faces & Voices of Recovery invites Illinois residents to a FREE virtual training sponsored by the Illinois Department of Human Services. Our Stories Have Power: Recovery Messaging is a training…

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Organizational Development ( West Virginia Only)

Faces & Voices of Recovery is proud to host this virtual training sponsored by the West Virginia Bureau for Behavioral Health. This training session will provide an in-depth discussion of…

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Indiana Accreditation Academy [Indiana Only]

Coming to Indianapolis, Indiana LIVE on June 28 and 29th. This CAPRSS Accreditation Academy aims to support peer recovery support services across the state of Indiana. By the end of…

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Let’s Talk About It: A Mental Health Conversation with the BIPOC Community

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is observed each July, and what better time to speak about the unique struggles Black, Indigenous, and People of Color face regarding mental illness?…

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[TEXAS ONLY] Texas Cohort Call 4

During this cohort call the CAPRSS Team will check in with the participant organizations on what went well during the project and gather feedback on what they would like to…

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[TEXAS ONLY] Compassion Fatigue Texas Virtual Learning Community

This Virtual Learning Community Webinar is designed to create space for networking and resource exchange on key issues impacting the peer recovery workforce. Topics are TBD and may include Motivational…

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[TEXAS ONLY] CAPRSS Accreditation Academy

Coming to Austin, Texas LIVE on August 11th and 12th. This training is approved for 13 CEUs through NAADAC and is best experienced as a team, so bring your team…

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[TEXAS ONLY] Texas Cohort Call 2

During this cohort call participants will exchange resources and build connections with each other, share their experiences and insights gained from completing the organizational self-assessments, share any challenges they may…

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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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