Recovery Advocacy Action Week - Day 1


Recovery Advocacy Action Week kicked off with a bang!

People all over America took to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to spread hope, smash stigma and promote positive change in a national online campaign taking place May 2-6, each day offering a new and easy opportunity to take action and strengthen the voice of recovery.

On Day 1, almost 500 people who have overcome opioid and other substance use disorders posted pictures of "what recovery looks like" for them. It was a lively and powerful day, thanks to the participation of a dedicated network of recovery advocates across the nation! You can scroll through the majority of their posts below. 

The annual weeklong campaign is a partnership with Minnesota Recovery Connection, in collaboration with the Altarum Institute, Faces and Voices of Recovery, Faces and Voices of Recovery-Canada, Facing Addiction, Young People in Recovery (YPR) and Rights for Recovery. 

Robert Ashford, PRS, is a man in long-term recovery who advocates for recovery, behavioral health, criminal justice reform and other social justice issues. Soon to graduate from the University of North Texas, he is on his way to the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. A regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Renew Magazine, Addiction Unscripted and our Institute for Recovery Advocacy, he is also the founder of the multi-author advocacy platform, Rights for Recovery.
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