Recovery Resource Library

Since 2001, Faces & Voices of Recovery has been producing position papers, infographics, reports, toolkits and much more.  Click on the link below to view our publications:

Recovery Resource Library

Addiction Recovery Without Treatment

Bill White

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A just-published review of the scientific literature on untreated remission from alcohol problems by Richard Mellor and colleagues offers insightful clues about the role of professional treatment and non-treatment resources in the resolution of alcohol problems. Here are some key findings and my take on their implications. Only a small subset of people with alcohol…

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Advancing Health Equity in a White-Led Organization

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Community Catalyst is excited to announce the publication of a new health equity toolkit: Best Practices for White-Led Organizations to Promote Health Equity and Racial Justice in Health Advocacy. As a white-led organization, we are striving to align our work with existing health advocacy, organizing and community-building work already happening within communities, especially communities of…

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Advancing LGBT Health and Well-being LGBT Policy Coordinating Committee Report

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Since 2010, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been committed to advancing the health and well-being of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)1 communities through significant and cross-departmental coordination. This sixth annual report of the HHS LGBT Policy Coordinating Committee (“Committee”) highlights some of the most noteworthy HHS accomplishments in…

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Advocacy Action Area

Faces & Voices of Recovery

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Recovery celebrations are important for so many different reasons – they’re an opportunity to put a face and a voice on recovery and to advance our advocacy agenda. Faces & Voices believes that we should never bring an army of people together without asking them to fight for something meaningful. In 2007, as part of…

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Advocacy Toolkit

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Long term, effective advocacy is built on positive, trusting, strategic relationships with elected officials and their staff, the media and your own constituents. These tips specifically relate to building relationships with elected officials and their staff. TweetShareShareEmail0 Shares

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Advocacy with Anonymity

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There are tens of thousands of men and women across our country just like you who want to speak out about their recovery experiences while honoring the principles that have worked so well for so many. This pamphlet answers questions that people who want to speak out are asking as they think about how to…

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Advocating for Your Recovery When Ordered Off Addiction Medication

Legal Action Center

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This guide explains how people in MAT, their treatment programs, and advocates can fight for their right to get in or stay in the treatment they need.People receiving medication-assisted treatment (“MAT”) for opioid addiction often are forced by courts and other government agencies to stop taking their addiction medication. A judge or probation officer might…

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Advocating for your Recovery When Ordered off Addiction Medication

The Legal Action Center

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People receiving medication-assisted treatment (“MAT”) for opioid addiction often are forced by courts and other government agencies to stop taking their addiction medication. TweetShareShareEmail0 Shares

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Agency Readiness to Employ Parent Support Providers

National Federation of Families

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This brief reviews the steps an agency might take in preparation for beginning a parent-to-parent program and hiring Parent Support Providers. As part of the steps, the agency readiness includes developing a structure for the on-going support, supervision and evaluation of the program. TweetShareShareEmail0 Shares

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American Health Care Act letter from 435 organizations

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The undersigned organizations are writing to share our views on the most recent version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). We are very concerned that the AHCA’s proposed changes to our health care system will result in reductions in health care coverage, particularly for vulnerable populations including those suffering from substance use disorders and…

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An Environmental Scan: Certified Peer Specialists/Recovery Coaches in the Substance Use Disorders Field

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Since the formation of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in 1935, and the modern addictions recovery movement, the support of peers has been recognized as an essential part of recovery. As the recovery movement evolved, the role and the competencies of peer providers have been further defined. To some, however, the involvement of peers has not been…

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An Index to Bill White’s Recovery Blogs: 2013-2019

Bill White

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As my long-time readers are aware, I occasionally take breaks from blogging. That time has arrived again.  I encourage you to read any blogs you may have missed in this series. Below is a listing and links to recovery blogs that have been posted to date at www.williamwhitepapers.com.  Thanks to each of you who have…

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