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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

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.


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…


Civic Engagement and Recovery: Casting a Vote for Hope

By Nicole Woodward | January 19, 2024

By Keegan Wicks, Amanda Cassidy-Trejo, and Lindsay J. Fancovic   The recovery community is driven by hope and action. Here at Faces & Voices, we’re…

Bonus Episode: Phil Rutherford

By Nicole Woodward | January 16, 2024

This blog is an edited transcript of the Faces & Voices of Recovery podcast, Recovery Stories have power, which you can listen to here or by…

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Apparently, There’s More Than One Way to Be a Person in Recovery: AA, Dry January, and the Manyfold Path to Recovery

By Nicole Woodward | January 7, 2024

By Nicole Woodward Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was started nearly a hundred years ago by alcoholics who had stopped drinking and found hope. It is still…


December Public Policy Update

By Lindsay Dively | January 2, 2024

As 2023 ended, answers from Congress to several important questions remain unanswered. Chief among them is how programs that address recovery support services will be…


Recovery Community Organization (RCO) Certification Program Launches

By Lindsay Dively | 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…

A Journey of Recovery: Living with HIV for Over 20 Years 

By Lindsay Dively | December 1, 2023

When I received my diagnosis in 2003, my doctor said that he had “some good news and some bad news” to share with me. The…

Press Releases

Recovery Community Celebrates Announcements of Marty Walsh and Rep. Deb Haaland as Nominees for Cabinet Level Positions in Biden-Harris Administration

January 8, 2021

Members of the Recovery Community would like to congratulate both Mayor Marty Walsh and U.S. Representative Deb Haaland, announced by President-elect Biden to be nominated…

The Words We Use Matter – Part 2

October 2, 2020

Change the Names – Remove “Abuse” Policymakers in all levels of government have an opportunity and a responsibility to work towards eliminating stigma by using…

The Words We Use Matter – Part 1

October 2, 2020

Recovery Voices Count As we enter the final month of the 2020 election cycle, it becomes more vital that we include the faces and voices…

National Recovery Month Annoucement

August 5, 2020

National Recovery Month 2020 National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is an international observance held every September to educate people about how substance use and mental health services can enable individuals…

Faces & Voices Open Letter on Inclusion of Marginalized Communities

April 24, 2020

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Faces & Voices of Recovery to Honor Chris Herren Former NBA Start with National Voice of Recovery Award

June 20, 2014

Over 23 Million Americans Are In Recovery From Addiction — America Honors Recovery Is The Preeminent Awards Ceremony Highlighting The Accomplishments Of The Most Influential…

Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services LLC Established to Accredit Organizations and Programs Providing Peer Recovery Support Services

June 22, 2013

(Washington, DC, July 22, 2013) – Faces & Voices of Recovery has established the Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services (CAPRSS) LLC, the…


April 25, 2013

Study highlights the critical need for removal of discriminatory barriers to people with addiction and fighting for recovery – costing nation $343 Billion a year…