Recovery: Community Programs

Recovery organizations have increasingly been focused on engaging their communities to create recovery supportive environments. This collection features adocumentary film and a link to the website of the Recover Out Loud Movement based in Atlanta whose mission is to to speak honestly about the experiences of people who have achieved recovery from addiction and bridge the gap between the recovery community and the community at large. Also included is a toolkit from Faces & Voices of Recovery that provides assistance in organizing a community listening forum on the topic of recovery, a brief overview of essential recovery support services needed in communities, a toolkit from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on engaging faith-based and community leaders to create recovery-supportive communities, and two resources from Oregon, where the organization Oregon Recovers has taken a leading role in transforming Oregon’s healthcare system to provide world-class prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for Oregonians with a history of addiction.

Note: If you know of a resource we can include in this collection of community programs of recovery, please let us know by visiting our call for submissions page.

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Recovery Out Loud: A 2018 Documentary

Source: The Recover Out Loud Movement

The Recover Out Loud movement in Atlanta produced this powerful documentary on the reality of the experience of addiction and recovery. Real people tell their stories of survival, “real, and with no regrets.” For more information, please visit http://recoveroutloud.org/documentary/.

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The Recover Out Loud Movement

Source: The Recover Out Loud Movement

The mission of the Recover Out Loud movement is to speak honestly about the experiences of people who have achieved recovery from addiction and bridge the gap between the recovery community and the community at large. This website details the work of the Movement and highlights the stories of those recovering

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Community Listening Forum Toolkit: Taking Action to Support Recovery in Your Community

Source: Faces & Voices of Recovery

Between 2010 and 2011, Voices and Faces of Recovery hosted community listening forums in 4 states to identify barriers individuals face in accessing recovery services in their communities.  They produced this toolkit to help others host forums in their own states or communities. It includes a checklist of steps for organizing and promoting the

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Creating Recovery-Ready Communities: Guide to Recovery Support Services

Source: Faces and Voices of Recovery

This 2 page document from Faces and Voices of Recovery provides a guide to creating recovery-ready communities by listing essential recovery support services to develop as needed in your community.

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The Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit: Helping Faith-based and Community Leaders Bring hope and Healing to Our Communities

Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

This toolkit was designed for helping faith-based and community leaders collaborate on solutions to the opioid epidemic including focusing on creating a culture of compassion and healing. The toolkit address 7 key areas including opening doors to support individuals in recovery or support groups, increasing awareness and building community capacity to

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Oregon Recovers

Source: Oregon Recovers

Oregon Recovers is the online home of Oregon’s statewide coalition of people in recovery with a mission of transforming Oregon’s healthcare system to ensure world-class prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for Oregonians suffering from the disease of addiction.

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Building a Recovery-Ready Ecosystem in Oregon

Source: Robert D. Ashford

These slides from a presentation on building a recovery-ready ecosystem in Oregon describe central concepts of recovery such as Recovery Oriented Systems of Care and Recovery Ready Communities. Using the example of Oregon, the presentation offers recommendations on creating recovery

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What is the Recovery Café Network?

Evidence Ranking: Promising

Source: Recovery Café Network

A 2 page document that explains the Recovery Cafe Network and its process to help communities establish community recovery centers modeled after the Recovery Cafe in Seattle.

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Recovery Café Network

Evidence Ranking: Promising

Source: Recovery Café Network

In 2004, a group of individuals committed to serving individuals affected by homelessness, addiction and other mental health challenges opened the Recovery Cafe in Seattle to provide long term recovery support.

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Spotlight: Phoenix Multisport

Evidence Ranking: Potential

Source: Addiction Policy Forum

A brief overview of the Phoenix active support network for people in recovery from addiction. The Phoenix provides peer-to-peer facilitated free physical activity programs including rock climbing, hiking, running, CrossFit, strength training, yoga, road and mountain biking, social events and more. The only requirement to participate is 48 hours of sobriety.

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The Phoenix

Evidence Ranking: Potential

Source: The Phoenix

The website for The Phoenix, a free sober active community that provides peer-to-peer facilitated programs such as CrossFit training, rock climbing, hiking, running, cycling, yoga and more. The only requirement for participation is 48 hours of sobriety. As of September 2019, Phoenix programs are active in 22 states and over 40 communities and the organization continues to expand.

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