Partners and Friends

The Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy collaborates with others who share our commitment to smashing stigma, shaping public policy and educating people everywhere about the problems of addiction and the promise of recovery.

Altarum Institute is a non-profit health systems research and consulting organization that integrates independent research and client-centered consulting to create comprehensive, systems-based solutions that improve health. With the rigor of the finest research institution, consulting skills honed for nearly seven decades, and an abiding commitment to the public interest, Altarum enables better care and better health for all people.

The Association of Recovery in Higher Education is the only association exclusively representing collegiate recovery programs (CRPs) and communities (CRCs), the faculty and staff who support them, and the students who represent them. Its focus is to serve as a national support for propagating and supporting the vision of collegiate recovery programs.

Face It TOGETHER is a non-profit that provides communities with tools to confront addiction, enlisting employers and other key stakeholders to facilitate system change and eliminate barriers that keep people from getting and staying well. Based in Sioux Falls, SD, which has also served as its pilot market, Face It TOGETHER is creating a national network of affiliate organizations to implement its model, which is uniquely data driven.

Faces and Voices of Recovery is a Washington, DC-based organization dedicated to organizing and mobilizing the over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction, 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. It was founded in 2001 by 200 advocates at a national summit in St. Paul, MN.

Facing Addiction is a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding solutions to the addiction crisis by unifying the voice of the over 45 million Americans and their families directly impacted by addiction. It’s also the organization behind the historic 2015 Unite to Face Addiction concert and rally, which drew thousands to the National Mall and marked the organization’s launch. is a project of Faces and Voices of Recovery - a collaborative campaign supported by the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy and others to spread the message and spirit of the documentary film, The Anonymous People.

Minnesota Recovery Connection is one of the nation’s most active and robust recovery community organizations, based in the Twin Cities and also serving St. Cloud and Duluth. MRC's mission is to strengthen the recovery community through peer-to-peer support, public education and advocacy. 

The National Council for Behavioral Health represents 2,500 mental health and addiction treatment organizations, serving more than 8 million adults and children living with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. The Washington, DC-based organization is committed to all Americans having access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery. In 2014, the National Council merged with the State Associations of Addiction Services (SAAS).

Recovery 2.0 is the annual online conference hosted by founder and host Tommy Rosen, who interviews some of the world’s most interesting and innovative minds on recovery and holistic health, and then makes the conversations available for free viewing over the course of an exciting week.

The Recovery Research Institute is a scientific enterprise that conducts novel and rigorous addiction science, and summarizes, synthesizes and disseminates existing research relating to treatment and recovery. It is housed within the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital.

Shatterproof is a national non-profit dedicated to reducing the devastation that addiction to prescription drugs, illicit drugs, and alcohol causes to families.

The StepUP Program at Augsburg College in St. Paul, MN, strives to help students champion lives of recovery, achieve academic success, and thrive in a community of accountability and support. It is the largest residential collegiate recovery community in the nation.

The Steve Rummler Hope Foundation is a Minnesota-based national advocacy organization that works to heighten awareness of the dilemma of chronic pain and the disease of addiction and to improve the associated care process. Since 2013, it also has spearheaded the annual Fed Up Rally on the National Mall, a visible call for solutions to the national opioid crisis.

Transforming Youth Recovery is the administrative arm of the Stacie Mathewson Foundation, which provides grants to support educators, parents and community members in helping students in recovery thrive in the fullness of everyday life.

Young People in Recovery is a national grassroots advocacy organization focused on creating recovery-ready communities throughout the nation for young people in, or seeking, recovery. YPR aims to improve access to treatment; educational resources; employment opportunities; secure, quality housing; and other recovery-related resources on the local, state and national levels. It empowers young people to get involved in their communities by providing them with the tools and support to take charge of their futures.

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Crowd shot on the National Mall at Unite to Face Addiction rally

Unite to Face Addiction

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