Our Stories Have Power

We're de-stigmatizing addiction and celebrating recovery, one story at a time.

Recovery stories have power.
We want to hear yours.

Recovery from addiction and substance use once lived in the shadows, under the cover of anonymity. Unfortunately, because addiction stigma is so pervasive, some people still keep a shroud of secrecy around their own recovery.

We want to change that.

The more awareness we can generate around addiction recovery and what it actually looks and sounds like, the easier it becomes to talk openly about it.

And the easier it is to talk about, the faster we can get boots on the ground to help people who still struggle with active addiction and unsafe drug use.

Words can make a real difference – in real time.

Sharing our own recovery stories can touch things like the opioid epidemic, the incidence of overdose deaths, and continuing to hold those in power to account on policymaking and legislation.

As Dr. Melissa Anderson said: “When we recover loudly, we keep others from dying quietly.”


Join the Recovery Movement

Sharing and celebrating recovery stories connects community members with one another and offers hope to those who are still struggling. We want to ensure they know they’re not alone.

Will you help us?


Our Partner Organization

Faces & Voices of Recovery has partnered with Opioid Response Network (ORN) to collect, curate, and distribute recovery stories as part of a broad national recovery awareness campaign.

This initiative highlights the impact of recovery at the individual, family, and community levels and challenges the current narrative (shame, degradation, despair) into one that feels hopeful, celebratory, encouraging, and empowering.

For more information about ORN, visit OpioidResponseNetwork.org.

For more information about our collaborative Virtual Learning Opportunities, pop over to the Faces & Voices event calendar.

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Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI085588-02 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.