Benefits of Membership

Alliance Membership Benefits

First and foremost, your community work will only be supported and enhanced, and never compromised, by ARCO membership. We are committed to helping you fulfill your mission. Ours is to connect you with a wider world of recovery communities, a deep well of evidence-based knowledge and resources, and to share everything we’ve learned and developed through the years. ARCO members have help with advocacy, fundraising, education, capacity-building, health care plan options, and more.

Public Policy Representation on Capitol Hill

ARCO members receive front-line information on issues and join the national voice unified to advance recovery, peer services, and support recovery community organizations. For example:

  • Public Policy updates on critical legislative advocacy issues affecting peer services, recovery community organizations, and their recovery communities.
  • An annual Hill Day, held for members across the country to meet with their Senators and Representatives to advocate for recovery in Washington, DC.

National Recovery Leadership Summit

This annual conference is open to ARCO members and affiliates to attend, with ARCO members receiving a discounted rate. ARCO members also receive a complimentary ticket to the America Honors Recovery Awards Gala. When held in Washington, DC, ARCO members receive additional resources and support to conduct legislative advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.

  • The Recovery Leadership Summit hosts nationally recognized speakers and workshops, and offers networking opportunities with other ARCO members, recovery allies, and policy makers.
  • Registration fees apply; travel and lodging are not included.

Monthly Member Meetings via Teleconference

ARCO members’ staff and volunteers are invited to attend a monthly virtual ARCO All Member Meeting. This meeting is held on the second Tuesday of each month, at 3:00 PM ET.

  • Each month, attendees receive a public policy update, special topics presentations by ARCO members or other guest presenters, and ARCO announcements.
  • Meeting topics are announced quarterly. ARCO members are encouraged to submit requests for topics to

Discount Programs

Faces & Voices of Recovery offers several discount programs to ARCO members. These programs support sustainability; development; continuing education of staff, volunteers, and stakeholders; and enhance data collection practices. ARCO members also receive discounts on Faces & Voices of Recovery merchandise.

  • ARCO members receive a 20% discount on the National Recovery Institute (NRI) curricula. Faces & Voices of Recovery NRI curricula is NADAAC approved for continuing education and meets the IC&RC education domains for peer recovery support services (PRSS). Learn More
  • ARCO members receive a significantly reduced subscription fee of 50% off licensing, for use of the Recovery Data Platform (RDP). Learn More
  • ARCO Members receive 20% off all online purchases.

Heightened National Profile

ARCO members receive national recognition through prominent listing on the Faces & Voices of Recovery website with over 30,000 unique visitors per month.

  • ARCO members are featured on the ARCO Members on the Map page.
  • ARCO members’ profiles are updated yearly and information is shared across email, social media, our website, and other virtual platforms.
  • ARCO members have multiple opportunities to present to the ARCO network and to new or emerging networks of RCOs, engage in regional networking opportunities, and participate in national workgroups.

National Rally for Recovery HUB Event

The National Rally for Recovery HUB event is hosted each September by an ARCO member organization, selected through an application process, to deliver a recovery-centered program that focuses on and celebrates the recovery of individuals, families, and entire communities nationwide. While this event is hosted by an ARCO member organization, ARCO membership does not guarantee selection as the host organization for the National Rally for Recovery HUB event.

ARCO members who have been selected as the National Rally for Recovery HUB event recipient will receive support from Faces & Voices of Recovery to highlight this national event occurring during National Recovery Month.

Support includes:

  • Quarterly attendance, by a Faces & Voices of Recovery staff member, of the National Rally for Recovery HUB event steering committee
  • Facilitation of invitations, to government officials from SAMHSA and ONDCP, to attend the National Rally for Recovery HUB event
  • Event promotion strategies, marketing materials, and a National Rally for Recovery HUB event page on the Faces & Voices of Recovery website
  • A Faces & Voices of Recovery onsite exhibit table at the National Rally for Recovery HUB event and Faces & Voices of Recovery give-aways
  • Monetary sponsorship

There’s More…

ARCO members receive a welcome packet that includes a membership certificate and use of the ARCO name and logo on their website and other online platforms.

ARCO members’ staff and volunteers have access to a closed Facebook group for intra-organization discussions.

ARCO members receive a monthly, members-only, e-newsletter that may include topics such as new member updates, sustainability resources, advocacy updates, training announcements, and more.

ARCO members have access to the RCO Emergency Preparedness Toolkit consisting of downloadable templates, policies and procedures, and handouts that are a collection of materials that have been provided by multiple resources and compiled in order to be easily accessible for the public needs.

ARCO members receive a self-appraisal tool to utilize at their yearly renewal to self-appraise their organization in the areas of RCO governance; programs and activities; and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

ARCO members receive an ARCO transparent window cling.

ARCO members receive access to the Faces & Voices of Recovery: Our Stories Have Power training curriculum and receive training of facilitators at no cost.