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Faces and Voices of Recovery Publications

Developing an Accreditation System for Organizations and Programs Providing Peer Recovery Support Services

In the last ten years, recovery community organizations (RCOs) have proliferated throughout the United States. Many of these organizations have grown and matured and demonstrated leadership in their towns, counties, and states, as well as on the national landscape. They have become major hubs for recovery advocacy: mobilizing recovery constituencies of individuals, families and allies;…

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Economic Benefits of Long-Term Recovery

Faces & Voices of Recovery (2016) Because of longterm recovery, individuals are able to better their own lives, the lives of others, and their respective communities. By advocating for an expansion of recovery services, every citizen can contribute to the successes longterm recovery brings.

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Engaging Your Community

Recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs benefits everyone – families, friends, neighbors, and the person who gets into recovery. It is a reality for millions of Americans of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, and economic and social classes. We must accord dignity to people with addiction and recognize that there is no one path…

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Faces & Voices Core Positioning Statement (2001)

Long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs is real for millions of Americans and thousands more get well every year. There are as many different paths to recovery as there are different people in recovery. But regardless of how people achieve recovery, their lives, and the lives of those they touch – their…

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Faces & Voices of Recovery 2011 – 2014 Strategic Plan

Faces & Voices believes that our nation’s response to the crisis of addiction should be based on sound public health science and the grassroots engagement and involvement of the recovery community – people in recovery, their families, friends and allies – organized in identifiable and mobilized networks of recovery community and allied organizations that foster…

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Faces & Voices of Recovery St. Paul Summit, 2001

In the 1990s advocates and their national allies met to strategize on ways to reach out to the medical, public health, criminal justice and other communities about the possibilities of recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, forming The Alliance Project. The project and its supporters found inspiration and support in the writings of…

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Health Care Bill Letter to Congress 7.11.17

The undersigned organizations are writing to share our views on critical provisions we believe must be included in any legislation modifying the nation’s health care system. We also want to share serious concerns with several of the reforms included in the discussion draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA). We are very…

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How To Organize A Town Hall Meeting

Here are step-by-step instructions for holding an effective town hall meeting, one way that your organization can use The Recovery Bill of Rights and the Recovery Voices Count campaign to mobilize and organize support for new attitudes and policies to support addiction recovery in your community. For many years, town hall meetings have been an…

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Issue Brief #1: Addiction Recovery and Overall Health

For some of us, it was useful to get help for our addiction by getting clinical treatment. In the past, effective treatment hasn’t always been readily available or affordable and it has been separate from the traditional health care system. Whether or not we have had treatment, most of us need support and help from…

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Issue Brief #2: Including Peer Recovery Support Services in State’s Essential Health Benefits

Recovery advocates can work with allies in their states, to help ensure that critical peer recovery support services will be included as part of their state’s Essential Health Benefits.

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