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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:

Confronting Inadvertent Stigma and Pejorative Language in Addiction Scholarship: A Recognition and Response

Broyles, Ingrid, Binswanger, et al.

Posted in: Language & Stigma

Language frames what the public thinks about substance use and recovery, and it can also affect how individuals think about themselves and their own ability to change. But most importantly, language intentionally and unintentionally propagates stigma: the mark of dishonor, disgrace, and difference that depersonalizes people, depriving them of individual or personal qualities and personal…

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CONNECTICUT COMMUNITY FOR ADDICTION RECOVERY (CCAR)

Posted in: Recovery Community Organizations

The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) envisions a world where the power, hope and healing of recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction is thoroughly understood and embraced. TweetShareSharePin0 Shares

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Consensus Recommendations to Protect and Strengthen Access to Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Care

Posted in: Advocacy & Public Policy

The Coalition for Whole Health stands ready to work with members of Congress and the Administration to preserve the important progress made in recent years, as well as to expand the effort to ensure lifesaving treatments, services and medications are available to those in need. Effective MH and SUD prevention, treatment services and medications, rehabilitation,…

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Consumer Guide to Medication-Assisted Recovery

PRO-ACT (Pennsylvania Recovery Organization-Achieving Community Together)

Posted in: Medication Assisted Recovery

The purpose of this Consumer Guide to Medication-Assisted Recovery is to educate the “consumer”— anyone considering medications to aid their addiction recovery, and anyone who has reservations or questions about this option. A well informed person can make wise decisions about their recovery. We know that people who suffer from the disease of addiction needThe…

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Cost-Effectiveness of Using Peers as Providers

Sue Bergeson, VP, Consumer Affairs, OptumHealth

Posted in: Peer Recovery Support Services

The Center for Medicaid Services in its 2007 letter to states indicates that “Peer support services are an evidence-based mental health model of care which consists of a qualified peer support provider who assists individuals with their recovery from mental illness and substance use disorders.” CMS recognizes that the experiences of peer support providers, as…

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COVID-19 And Addiction Recovery (Bill White, Ken Pomerance & Ronald Tannebaum)

Bill White

Posted in: William L. White Publications

People in addiction recovery possess multiple vulnerabilities as they face the personal challenges of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Compared to the general population, they are older and have higher rates of co-occurring health conditions. Those in early recovery may have limited capacities for coping with the emotional, relational, and financial distress imposed by the pandemic….

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COVID-19 Risk for People in Addiction Recovery

William White

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Health and psychosocial risks associated with COVID-19 fall disproportionately on historically marginalized populations. I recently reviewed published studies on preliminary findings related to COVID-19 among people experiencing or recovering from substance use disorders (SUD).  Major findings from this review are summarized below. *The COVID-19 pandemic is associated with an increase in substance use, SUD prevalence,…

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Criminal Justice Recovery Advocacy

Posted in: Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement

This document is a companion to Faces & Voices Policy Position Paper on Criminal Justice Recovery Advocacy. It describes ways that recovery community organizations and recovery advocates can partner with allies at the local, state and federal levels to advocate for criminal justice policy reform. TweetShareSharePin0 Shares

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Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Handbook

SAMHSA

Posted in: Medication Assisted Recovery

This handbook is a companion to a website for the electronic decision support tool: Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder. Visit https://www.samhsa.gov/ for more information, videos of people talking about their experience with medication-assisted treatment, and links to resources. TweetShareSharePin0 Shares

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Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Handbook

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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Are you finding it difficult to stop using? If you’ve thought about cutting down or cutting out narcotics, prescription pain medications, heroin, or other opioid drugs, this tool can help. You can also link to videos of real people talking about their lived experiences with many of the topics covered. TweetShareSharePin0 Shares

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