Recovery Changes Everything


Faces and 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.

20th Anniversary Summit

Come Celebrate with Us!

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Faces & Voices of Recovery. In 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.


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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The Future of Secular Recovery

Addiction recovery unfolds within the larger context of personal beliefs—one’s view of self in relationship to the universe and the search for life meaning and purpose. Variations in personal beliefs…

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Public Policy Update – June 2021

June 2021 Policy Update On the Hill… Budget Proposal The Biden Administration has released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2022, and in the process has called for an historic…

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Virtual Learning Community: Board Development

TIME: 3pm-4pm EST/ 2pm-3pm CST /1pm – 2pm MST/ 12pm-1pm PST This free virtual learning community session will provide an overview and discussion of the topic of board development. Developing a strong board…

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DEI – Accessibility in the Recovery Community

This month’s forum panel discussion: Accessibility in the Recovery Community: Deaf and Hard of Hearing members Address Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Please Register: After registering, you will receive a…

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Virtual Learning Community: Organizational Wellness

TIME: 3pm-4pm EST, 2pm-3pm CST / 1pm-2pm MSTT/ 12pm-1pm PST  This free virtual learning community session will provide an overview and discussion of the topic of organizational wellness.  What comprises…

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20th Anniversary / Recovery Leadership Summit

COME CELEBRATE WITH US! This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Faces & Voices of Recovery. In 20 years, many things have changed in the Recovery Movement, but our dedication…

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Recovery Leadership Forum

TIME: 11am-5pm EST /10am-4pm CST /9am -3pm MST / 8am – 2pm PST *Includes 1 hour lunch and 30 minute break Faces & Voices of Recovery invites you to a…

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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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