We develop leaders, offer opportunities for recovering people to express their collective voice and provide a forum for community service.
- Our advisory board of recoverees develops leaders
- Our speaker’s bureau gives voice to recoverees
- Recoverees volunteer in many aspects of programming such as telephone recovery support, Overdose Awareness Day, and someday will be essential to Recovery Coaching
We advocate for people in long-term recovery and their family members on issues that affect their lives.
- We educate legislators at the state level. We participated with Shatterproof to share stories of recovery to legislators for SB 192. We spoke at the request of the Governor for HB 333.
- We participate in round table discussions at the federal level such as with Michael Botticelli, the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Eric Hargan, the acting Secretary of Health and Human Services.
- We collaborate with national groups such as Shatterproof and statewide groups such as APAAC (Addiction Policy Advisory Action Council) for a larger voice.
We educate the public, policymakers and service providers about multiple pathways of addiction recovery and recovery language.
- We develop resources.
- We partnered to create GetHelpLex a treatment resource locator
- We provide Overdose Response Training and naloxone distribution
- We provide Recovery Support Services which are non-clinical services created to begin and maintain a person’s recovery from addiction and better the quality of his or her own recovery.
- Telephone Recovery Support
- Our developing Recovery Coaching program
We celebrate recovery through public events that offer living testimony of the transformative power of recovery.
- Our Overdose Awareness Day served 650 of us last year.
- Our first annual Living Proof Scholarship was awarded this year.
- The Living Proof Campaign was gifted to us providing us the opportunity to share the message that recovery happens.
We support research that illuminates effective strategies and the processes of long-term recovery.
- Two of our founding members are researchers at the University of Kentucky. We select programs that are evidence based.
We will create a recovery community center!
It will be:
- A recovery-oriented sanctuary anchored in the heart of the community;
- A visible, physical location where recovery community organizations can organize the local recovery community’s ability to care, by providing a variety of recovery support services and putting a face on recovery;
- A recovery resource for the local community, serving as a place where people still struggling with addiction and family members can enter and receive help in navigating the systems and services to get the help they need to build recovery capital
- A recovery resource offering a structured schedule of recovery-related workshops, trainings, meetings, services and social events.
- An organizational/human bridge between the professional treatment community and the recovery community
It will not be:
- A 12 step club or drop in center
- A treatment or rehab center
- A place whose primary purpose is to get people into treatment
- Not a place to hang out, watch tv, or play cards
.We will offer peer-to-peer services aimed at strengthening recovery within an inclusive supportive community-based setting.
- All recovery groups
- Telephone recovery support
- Recovery coaching
We reduce stigma.
- We want to create a culture that supports recovery. Part of culture is language. We use recovery language.