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 links RCOs and their leaders with local and national allies and provides training and technical assistance to groups. ARCO helps build the unified voice of the organized recovery community and fulfill our commitment to supporting the development of new groups and strengthening existing ones.
Faces & Voices of Recovery welcomes all local, regional and state organizations that are led and governed by the addiction recovery community (people in recovery, their families, friends, and allies) to join the Association of Recovery Community Organizations.
All member organizations must be independently accountable to the recovery community. People in recovery, their families, friends and allies should be involved in managing the organization and decision-making at every level. If your organization is a project or division of another organization, it should nevertheless be independent with respect to your mission, vision and governance structure. Recovery community organizations do not provide clinical services. LEARN MORE
A Movement of One, A Movement of Millions
March 31, 2017, William L. White
“For those who aren’t suited for the emotional rigors of involvement in formal social movements or don’t have access to local recovery advocacy organizations, you can function as a movement of one. Tell your recovery story no matter how different that story is from the dominant recovery stories in your community. Even as a single voice, you can convey a motto of the new recovery advocacy movement: Recovery by any means necessary under any circumstances. As Ghandi challenged, we must become the change we wish to see in the world. We can stand with millions of others or stand as a movement of one. But stand we must and shall.READ MORE
All that is needed to seed recovery advocacy at a local level is a story, a commitment, and a sense or urgency. – William White
October 23 – 26, 2017 | Punta Gorda, Florida
This conference is designed to educate on the many different pathways that people achieve recovery in modern times. These are methods, practices, rituals, programs, belief systems that foster long-term recovery. Pathways of recovery are not triggers or events that lead to someone initiating recovery (things like a car accident, the birth of a child, getting arrested, divorce, loss of a job, etc. These would be considered pathways to recovery-amazing what one simple preposition can do, isn’t it? READ MORE
April 17-20, 2017 | Atlanta, GA
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
The National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit is where solutions are formulated, stakeholders convene, and change begins. Be part of the international discussion on addressing the opioid crisis by attending the 2017 Summit. Faces & Voices of Recovery is partnering with the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit. Visit us at our exhibit booth. We look forward to seeing you there! READ MORE
Faces & Voices of Recovery is dedicated to organizing and mobilizing the over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, our families, friends and allies into recovery community organizations and networks, to promote the right and resources to recover through advocacy, education and demonstrating the power and proof of long-term recovery.