Over 23 million Americans are in recovery from alcohol and other drugs problems.
Deeply rooted social stigmas have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for too long. This silence has been filled by sensational mass media representations of people in active addiction that continue to perpetuate a lurid public fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition.
The good news is that a vibrant grassroots recovery advocacy and support movement has emerged, and courageous people in long-term recovery and their families, friends, and allies are uniting for the first time in decades to offer hope. However, this public movement is still in its infancy; the general public – and even millions in recovery – are largely unaware of the existence of this new, productive way of thinking, living, and serving. Recovery, like addiction, has existed too long in the shadows.
The National Recovery Movement is in need of passionate and dedicated recovery leaders to help sustain the recovery movement and drive it forward. Our goal is to reduce barriers and the stigma surrounding addiction that people in recovery face every day. We strongly believe that every recovery voice counts and anyone related to the recovery community can be an advocate for change. Together we can create a positive conversation around addiction and recovery throughout the world.