Faces & Voices Update – September 2020

September 2020
Third Quarter
Digital Newsletter

National Recovery Month!

As September ends so does National Recovery Month which celebrates the gains made by those in recovery. Beginning this year, the development of all future themes and assets, as well as the management of the events calendar, will belong to Faces & Voices of Recovery and as always, the Recovery Community.

Let’s keep the spirit and energy of Recovery Month going year long. The new Recovery Month website will hold events not just for September, but for the other 11 months as well. Post your events and keep the conversation going, we look forward to hearing all that you accomplish throughout the year.

Visit the new National Recovery Month site here!
The National Recovery Institute offers competency and strength-based professional development and leadership training specific to the recovery field.

We have been busy training peers in Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico , and Texas.  Many states have been requesting our RCO Bootcamp training to help support the development of recovery community organizations across their state.  For a full list of all our trainings, which are all available virtually, please visit
To learn more about our available trainings contact us at NRI@facesandvoicesofrecovery.org

More about NRI Trainings Here!
The Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services (CAPRSS) at Faces & Voices of Recovery works to identify and support excellence in the delivery of peer recovery support services and other activities by recovery community organizations (RCOs).

Although the national pandemic has directly effected CAPRSS site visits, our team has put into place plans to move forward and protect the health and safety of the site reviewers and accreditation candidates, and are already working on new accreditations. Will your organization be next??

Any questions on how to get your organization accredited? Please contact info@caprss.org

More about CAPRSS Here!
The Association of Recovery Community Organizations (ARCO) at Faces & Voices of Recovery unites and supports the growing network of local, regional and statewide recovery community organizations (RCOs).

Faces & Voices has recently welcomed 10 new ARCO members, and 5 ARCO members have been renewed.

We began an ARCO programmatic evaluation to assess member benefits, anti-racist practices, and identify barriers in ARCO to support equity and inclusion. Ongoing work will include collecting data from our RCO best practices – consideration survey and the development of workgroups.

The survey is for current ARCO members, organizations who applied for ARCO membership but have never received ARCO membership status,  previous or current provisional ARCO members,  and former ARCO members. Take the survey here.

More about ARCO Here!
The Recovery Data Platform (RDP) is a cloud-based software solution developed and managed by Faces & Voices of Recovery. RDP aids RCOs and Peer Service Providers with the tools and assessments needed to effectively implement, document, and evaluate peer recovery coaching programs.

In Q3, the participant mobile application, MyRecoveryJourney, was launched on both iOS and Android devices! We have also deployed a new ‘Quick Actions’ feature from the Home Page to add new Participants, Interactions, Activity Logs and Material Distributions!

Ready to schedule a demo? Sign up here

More about RDP Here!

Recovery Voices Count

As we enter the final weeks of the 2020 election cycle, it becomes more vital that we include the faces and voices of recovery at all levels of the campaign. It is in our hands, and those of our community, to help those running for office understand the significance of substance use disorders and support the wide range of recovery efforts across America.

Check out the Advocacy Toolkit; a series of very practical initiatives, tactics, and messages that you can act on right away. They are a mix of activities that will help you build a constant presence, and help you expand your network of recovery advocates.

Get involved here!