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As the nation’s leading advocate for recovery from addiction, Faces & Voices of Recovery is frequently called upon as a vast resource in advancing recovery efforts everywhere. We share thought leadership and commentary with recovery communities across the country, to build evidence-based recovery efforts and energize recovery organizations.

Through our monthly Voices & Views newsletter, Public Policy updates, and other communications Faces & Voices of Recovery delivers trending and breaking news, innovations, research and trends impacting the recovery community.

In the News

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Addressing the Substance Use Epidemic: The Vital Role of Legislative Support in Recovery

By Nicole Woodward | June 10, 2024

The CARE Act is a significant bill that could impact people with SUD and their journey to recovery.

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May Monthly Policy Update

By Nicole Woodward | June 1, 2024

On May 23, 2024, one of Faces & Voices of Recovery’s Alliance for Recovery Centered Organizations (ARCO) members had the privilege of testifying before Congress.…

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April Public Policy Update

By Nicole Woodward | May 3, 2024

Updates on the Second Chance Act, The National Strategy, and more.

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March Monthly Policy Update

By Nicole Woodward | March 27, 2024

  Six months past its due date – but better late than never, right? – Congress finally completed its work on appropriations for Fiscal Year…

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A Nationwide Survey Study of Recovery Community Centers Supporting People in Recovery From Substance Use Disorder

By Nicole Woodward | March 18, 2024

Current CEO Patty McCarthy and former COO Phil Rutherford co-author on a Journal of Addiction Medicine article on Recovery Community Centers.

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February Monthly Policy Update

By Lindsay Dively | March 4, 2024

In recent weeks, we have witnessed the culmination of long-fought advocacy efforts on behalf of the recovery community. While we didn’t get everything on our wish list,…

Faces & Voices Celebrates 20 Years of Incorporation

By Nicole Woodward | February 23, 2024

Faces & Voices was incorporated in Washington, D.C. on February 23, 2004.

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The Best of Us: Even in Death, Tyrone Gayle Champions for Better

By Nicole Woodward | February 6, 2024

How Tyrone Gayle, a phenom in his life and a legend in his death, left an indelible mark on the advocacy world.

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Open Letter to Congress From Persons in Recovery: What Opponents Get Wrong About Methadone.

By Patty McCarthy | February 1, 2024

by Patty McCarthy and Zac Talbott As people living in recovery from addiction and as leaders in the recovery movement, we know that methadone saves…

Don’t Leave Recovery Funding Out of Opioid Epidemic Solution

By Lindsay Dively | January 24, 2024

Patty McCarthy, M.S. and CEO of Faces & Voices of Recovery, released an op-ed encouraging states and communities to prioritize evidence-based, equitable recovery efforts and…

Press Releases

Recovery Community Organization (RCO) Certification Program Launches

December 29, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Faces & Voices of Recovery Launches New Recovery Community (RCO) Certification Program This certification program recognizes organizations that champion recovery and support…

Faces & Voices of Recovery launches new digital app through partnership with Elevance Health Foundation

August 30, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FACES & VOICES OF RECOVERY LAUNCHES NEW DIGITAL APP THROUGH PARTNERSHIP WITH ELEVANCE HEALTH FOUNDATION   Washington, D.C. (August 31, 2023) –…

Faces & Voices of Recovery Launches the Alliance for Recovery Centered Organizations

July 5, 2023

Washington, DC ARCO (Association of Recovery Community Organizations), is the leading membership organization for recovery community organizations dedicated to promoting and supporting recovery from substance…

Faces & Voices of Recovery Celebrates Recovery Month

July 3, 2023

Washington, DC Faces & Voices of Recovery, a leading national organization dedicated to promoting long-term recovery from substance use disorders, is gearing up to celebrate…

2023-2025 Federal Policy & Advocacy Priorities

March 3, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  FACES & VOICES OF RECOVERY ANNOUNCES ITS 2023-2025 FEDERAL POLICY & ADVOCACY PRIORITIES Washington, DC Faces & Voices of Recovery is honored to…

Faces & Voices of Recovery Issues Urgent Call to Action

November 17, 2022

“Unlocking the Potential of Recovery Community Organizations and Peer Recovery Support Services is an important call to action on the future of addiction recovery in…

FACES & VOICES OF RECOVERY TO MANAGE AND LEAD INTERNATIONAL RECOVERY DAY, ADVANCING ANNUAL GLOBAL CELEBRATION

January 13, 2022

Washington, DC  Faces & Voices of Recovery, a national advocacy organization and staple in the recovery community since 2001, is proud to further the work and dedication of International Recovery Day (IRD). Assuming responsibility of…

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – Summit is going virtual!

September 1, 2021

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…

The 2001 & 2021 Recovery Summits

August 12, 2021

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…

Virtual Shift

January 22, 2021

2020 was a challenging time. It may have looked different. We may have had less hugs and more virtual high-fives, but we were still able…