News About Addiction, Recovery and Advocacy

If you want to be in the know about what’s going on at our organization, you’ve come to the right place. Be sure to check back regularly to get our latest news updates.

The Transformative Effect of Belonging and Empowerment

June 30, 2020

Belonging and empowerment have been some of the most powerful factors in both my personal recovery and professional work for the past 30 years. The sense of belonging within a peer group, a family, a...

When a Matter Matters Most

June 30, 2020

Today, matter has a new meaning. By definition, a matter is important and significant.  For many, their recovery matters most, as does mine.  In years past, I have had the opportunity to go to Washington,...

Facing the Phases—Together

May 5, 2020

These are troubled yet hopeful times. Under guidance and ultimate trust, we have acted to protect lives from being taken by an invisible vicious villain. In important ways we find ourselves being together yet being apart. The economic costs defy comprehension. All lives are precious and there is...

Faces & Voices Open Letter on Inclusion of Marginalized Communities

April 24, 2020

Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act of 2019

November 8, 2019

This week Faces & Voices of Recovery sends our formal support to the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act of 2019, which would provide $100 billion in federal funding over the next ten years to...

The Medication Access & Training Expansion Act (MATE) and what you need to know!

November 1, 2019

The Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act, aims to ensure all Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) controlled substance prescribers have a baseline knowledge of how to prevent, identify, treat, and manage patients with substance use...

What is your candidate’s stance on Mental Health & Addiction?

October 29, 2019

We all have the right to choose a candidate that we believe in, but sometimes we aren’t sure if their ideals align with ours. The group Mental Health for US sent out a survey to...

Recovery advocacy movement

Faces and Voices’ Public Comment on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: 42 CFR Part 2

September 24, 2019

  Submitted via E-Rulemaking Portal September 24, 2019   The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Attn: Suzette Brann, SAMHSA 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 13E01B Rockville, Maryland...

Mama’s in Recovery: Alannah’s Story

June 13, 2019

Meet Alannah, our November “Mama’s in Recovery” feature story.  Alannah took the time to sit down with Faces & Voices of Recovery to share a bit of her recovery journey. Alannah Gout is the mother...

A Rendezvous with Hope

June 12, 2019

Original Blog Date:  May 30, 2014 Vern Johnson then came along and convinced us we could raise the bottom through a process he called intervention.  Staging such interventions within families and the workplace was something of...