Advocacy

Watch Recovering Out Loud: An Evening with Laurie Dhue, from our event October 8, 2015, and learn more about recovery, and advocacy!

Advocacy is a vital aspect of Roads to Recovery’s role as a Recovery Community Organization. For too long, the stigma of addictions has led to discrimination directed at individuals at risk for, suffering from, or in recovery from addiction, and those associated with them. In studies that have attempted to quantify the relative amount of stigma attached to various illnesses, drug addiction (separated from alcohol addiction) always tops the list. Illegal drugs and crime get inordinate amounts of media attention, despite the fact that this category of drug problems represents only a tiny fraction of the total devastation that results from addiction to the legal drugs tobacco and alcohol. Recent studies suggest that we still have a long way to go, to counter stigmatizing attitudes and beliefs about people with addictions.

Roads to Recovery is helping to “put a face on recovery,” and advocate for the treatment and recovery resources our community needs. Check out our workshops and training opportunities related to healing stigma and promoting recovery!

faces and voices

 The national organization, Faces and 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.

Learn more about FAVOR

Read The Recovery Bill of Rights

Visit Hazelden’s Center for Public Advocacy