People in recovery face many barriers such as discrimination in student financial aid, health insurance reimbursement, employment and housing. Advocacy resources provide the opportunity to help change government and industry policies and to help educate the general public on the needs, rights and struggles of those in recovery.
Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR)
Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR) serves as a resource to recovery communities and organizations in the addiction research, treatment, and prevention fields. It is a national campaign of individuals and organizations joining together to advocate for public and private policies at the local, state and federal levels to help people with recovery and post-recovery issues. These include access to treatment, reversal of policies that discriminate against people in recovery, and removal of the barriers that are raised by the stigma against addiction. For state listings of local recovery advocates, click on http://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/arco/rcos-on-the-map.html
Partnership for Drug Free Kids
Their goals are to empower families with information, support and guidance to get the help their loved one needs – and to advocate for greater understanding and more effective programs to treat the disease of addiction. They provide daily or breaking news on the top drug and alcohol news that impacts your work, life and community through a comprehensive search of the nation’s leading broadcast, print and digital media including The New York Times, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.