Through collective efforts in recovery advocacy, community support, and education, we promote the right of every individual and family to recover from substance use disorder, while demonstrating the value and impact of long-term recovery.

De-stigmatizing addiction and normalizing recovery through advocacy, education, and leadership.

Faces & Voices of Recovery supports recovery progress. We connect and mobilize millions of diverse faces and voices that represent hope, healing, and lived experience. Through collective efforts in peer partnership, community support, and education, we advocate for the right of every individual and affected family member to recover from substance use disorder with dignity on the path of their choosing.

Our Mission

To de-stigmatize addiction and normalize recovery through advocacy, education, and leadership.

Our Vision

A world where diverse voices from the recovery community are valued, elevated, and trusted to create meaningful change for people impacted by addiction.

Our Values

  • Advocacy
  • Lived Experience
  • Equity
  • Diversity
  • Authenticity
  • Integrity
  • Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Inclusion
  • Participation
  • Activism

Our Goals

  • Laws and public policies that encourage and enable recovery, wellness, education, and social support.
  • Community resources and mobilized support for everyone affected by substance use and mental health disorders.
  • Access to quality care for individuals, families, and communities that supports health and encourages civic engagement.

What We Do


Faces & Voices of Recovery advocates for public policies and funding that support substance use disorder recovery on all paths.

  • Use de-stigmatizing language.
  • Participate in federal policymaking.
  • Spearhead the recovery advocacy movement.
  • Educate the recovery population on its voting rights.
  • Train on recovery capital.


We unite recovery-centered organizations around the nation through our Alliance for Recovery Community Organizations (ARCO), supporting all pathways of wellness and substance use disorder recovery. Here are some ways you can act, too:

  • Become a member
  • Donate today
  • Volunteer now
  • Careers at F&V
  • Attend Recovery Leadership Summit
  • Attend America Honors Recovery Gala Dinner


To advance the nationwide recovery community, we share our most up-to-date information, insights, and recovery data through public events, organizational training, workshops, webinars, and conferences across the country. These recovery resources include: 

  • National Recovery Month
  • National Advisory Council
  • Capacity Building
  • Alliance for Recovery Centered Organizations (ARCO)
  • Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services (CAPRSS)
  • National Recovery Institute (NRI)
  • Recovery Data Platform (RDP)

In This Section

Our History

Founded in 2001, Faces & Voices of Recovery has become an integral part of the recovery movement and its future. Read the full history of the organization.

Our Staff

The Faces & Voices of Recovery staff are fully remote and located all over the nation. Read our bios and get familiar with our team.

Board of Directors

The Faces & Voices of Recovery Board is a voluntary group of leaders who serve the recovery community. Read about our Board Members and how they help our organization.

Our Funders

We are proud of the strong partnerships we have built and fortified since our founding. View our current and former funders, corporate members, and event sponsors.

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.

Annual Reports

We are pleased to share Faces & Voices of Recovery’s Annual Reports with you.


On our Career Page we post the current job openings and descriptions. Check to see if there is something you may be interested in applying for.

Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Everyone is welcome here, no matter the path you’ve taken. Please join us, or simply tell us what you think. We will listen and use your feedback to help us learn and grow.