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Learn what’s happening at the forefront of substance use and recovery initiatives and hear about research from leading voices in your recovery community and around the world.

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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

Introducing the SAMHSA Program to Advance Recovery Knowledge

By Lindsay Dively | November 16, 2023

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the SAMHSA Program to Advance Recovery Knowledge (SPARK), a new national technical assistance center to support transformational,…

Restoring Lives, Restoring Hope

By Emily Porcelli | November 7, 2023

In a world where hope can feel hard to come by, and the road to recovery often seems winding and uncertain, there are organizations that…

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Recovery Month Continuum

By Emily Porcelli | November 7, 2023

September is widely recognized as Recovery Month, a time to acknowledge and celebrate the journey of those who have overcome substance use disorder (SUD) and…

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Recovery Year-Round

By Lindsay Dively | October 11, 2023

Can’t stop. Won’t Stop. Throughout Recovery Month, Faces & Voices led and participated in several events recognizing and celebrating the more than 25 million people…

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The One Thing We Cannot Live Without

By Emily Porcelli | October 3, 2023

There are many ways to talk about what we do at Recovery Café and about who we are. Lately, I have been talking about it…

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We’re Just Getting Started

By Emily Porcelli | October 3, 2023

For as long as there’s been addiction, there’s been recovery. Addiction and the collateral damage left in its wake are more outwardly recognizable; it’s a…

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Unity in Recovery

By Emily Porcelli | October 3, 2023

Celebrating Recovery and Unity September is a special month for those in the recovery community, as it signifies Recovery Month. This year, Faces & Voices…

Stigma kept people with substance use disorders “in the shadows.” Now, they’re fighting to “recover out loud.”

By Emily Porcelli | September 21, 2023

A recent article featured on CBS News discusses the new federal data that states approximately 72.2% of more than 29 million Americans with substance use…

The Roots of International Recovery Day

By Emily Porcelli | September 5, 2023

I am a Face & Voice of Recovery John Winslow, the founder of International Recovery Day and a strong advocate in the recovery community, is…

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25 Years of the Modern Recovery Community Organization (RCO)

By Emily Porcelli | September 5, 2023

Celebrating the Silver Anniversary of the First Recovery Community Services Program Grants As I began to reflect recently on the tremendous value of recovery community…

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…