Unite and Support


The Association of Recovery Community Organizations (ARCO) at Faces & Voices of Recovery unites and supports the growing network of local, regional, and statewide Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs).

ARCO is a membership program that brings together new, emerging and established RCOs to build the unified voice of the organized recovery community.

ARCO links RCOs and their leaders with local and national allies through networking opportunities and sharing resources. We are committed to advocating for policies and funding to develop and strengthen organizations led and governed by the recovery community.

RCO Best Practices

Benefits of Membership


2021 ARCO Programmatic Evaluation Report

January 11, 2022

In February of 2020, I began my position with Faces & Voices of Recovery. With experience in grassroots organizing, working with RCOs and state systems, and peer training facilitation and…

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Virtual Shift

January 22, 2021

2020 was a challenging time. It may have looked different. We may have had less hugs and more virtual high-fives, but we were still able to accomplish amazing things. This…

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Free Virtual Learning Community: Words Matter- English

March 29, 2023

This free Virtual Learning Community (VLC) is sponsored by the Opioid Response Network. Topic: Words Matter: Utilizing Powerful Language to Eliminate Stigma Language is one of our most powerful tools when combating the effects…

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Review & Renew: A Conversation About Hope and Moving Forward Together

October 21, 2022

Since July of 2021, we have welcomed more than 300 people to four forums highlighting issues of equity in recovery spaces, such as recovery housing, mental health in the BIPOC…

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Youth Recovery Ambassador Training

September 2, 2022

This training will consist of two 3-hour training sessions focused on enhancing skills and competency for young leaders in recovery to advocate for positive change in their communities.  Participants will…

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2022 Recovery Month Kick-Off

August 9, 2022

Celebrate Recovery Month with this year’s Kick-Off Event! The Recovery Month tagline, “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community” reminds people in recovery and those who support them, that…

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Reporting on Addiction: Elevating Stories About Recovery

July 7, 2022

Join us on Tuesday, July 26th, at 2pm EDT for an engaging webinar co-sponsored by Faces & Voices of Recovery and Reporting on Addiction. During the conversation, you will get…

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Emergency Preparedness for Recovery Community Organizations (RCO’s)

July 8, 2021

Target audience Recovery Community Organization staff (both admin and direct service clinicians/peers), board members, volunteers, community allies, etc. The goal is that attendees can share knowledge, skills and tools within…

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2020 America Honors Recovery

February 3, 2020

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ARCO Mid-Year Retreat

December 3, 2019

The 2020 ARCO Mid-year Retreat will focus on Leadership Development.  Connecting with both new and experienced RCO leaders helps to build local capacity and grows the national RCO movement.  Come…

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Members on the Map

There are over 140 ARCO members and growing steadily, apply today to be part of the family and grow with us.

ARCO members are organized across the US to work more effectively with national organizations (ARCO Partners) to affect positive change. We’re also organizing internationally and welcome our friends from abroad to join us.

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RCO Toolkit

The Recovery Community Organization Toolkit is a must read if you're interested in starting up a recovery community organization or want to think about the next steps for your group. Find out about the core strategies that grass roots organizations around the country have used to develop strong local and statewide groups.

Advocacy with Anonymity

There are tens of thousands of people 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 share their experiences and make it possible for others to get the help they need.

Lobbying Rules for Non-Profits

Keeping it Legal: Lobbying Rules for Nonprofits

Guidelines and rules for making the most out of your advocacy efforts.

Federal policy and Advocacy Priorities (2021-2022)

on January 21, 2021, Faces & Voices announced federal policy and advocacy priorities for 2021 and 2022. We invite you to take these priorities with you. Cultivate the diverse voices of individuals and their families affected by addiction. In your community or on Capitol Hill, carry these priorities with intention. Sow the expectation of recovery and raise your voice – we’ve got growing to do.


Apply for ARCO Membership

Faces & Voices of Recovery welcomes all local, regional, statewide, and national non-profit organizations that are led and governed by the people in recovery from substance use disorders and their families, friends, and allies to apply to join.