Recovery Voices

2019

Welcome to the
Recovery Advocacy Project

It’s Recovery Month 2019 and we’re excited to be launching recoveryvoices.org, our digital hub for local leaders, coalitions, and advocates dedicated to advancing positive recovery outcomes in their communities. Together, we can end America’s long-standing addiction crisis, one community at a time.

What is the Recovery Advocacy Project?

Recovery Advocacy Project (RAP) is a 501(c)4 not-for-profit organization created to promote recovery from addiction and mental health disorders through sound policy and laws protecting the civil and human rights of those in or seeking recovery. RAP’s focus is leadership development, grassroots organizing, and mobilizing people in recovery, family members, allied organizations, and friends.  

The recovery movement currently has organized national, state, and local agencies and organizations but we believe that a collective group must come together to make a difference. Our focus is nonpartisan and is to provide support at the local and statewide levels to bring about social change. 

At its core, the Recovery Advocacy Project is a network of likeminded emerging community leaders and advocates. Our mission is to provide our community leaders and advocates with the training, infrastructure, and tools needed to force change from the ground up.

 

Actions

You can take right now!

Take the Pledge to Stand Up for Recovery

As recovery leaders, we take action! We've shared our stories and now we'll take the pledge to #StandUp4Recovery

Join the closed Mobilize Recovery Facebook Group

Meet others from across the country, share resources, access on-demand training modules, LIVE updates, and more.

Apply for a RAP leadership service position

Are you a community leader? Would hands-on leadership training benefit your recovery advocacy efforts? Learn more about state and regional leadership positions and apply today.

Introduce yourself to your state legislators

Use this simple step to auto send a letter to your state legislators, introducing yourself and encouraging them to put recovery front and center in 2020.

Tell your story and why you Stand Up 4 Recovery

Submit your story to our online publication. By sharing our stories, we're confronting the stigma of addiction and educating the public. RAP will share your story with the world.

Voice the issues that your community faces

Each community has unique barriers to recovery. Solutions are never one-size-fits-all, meaning what works in one community doesn't work in another. What are the issues your community is facing?

The
Social
Toolkit

The
Social Toolkit

Social content

Example tweets and posts you can use on social media.

Graphics

Use any of these digital graphics on social media, your website, emails, or anywhere else online to promote the recovery movement.

Follow and tag us

  • @RecoveryAdvocacyProject
  • @Recovery_Voices
  • @Recovery_Voices

Sample email content

Use this email to blast out to your followers and constituents. Show your involvement in the Recovery Advocacy Project.

Posters

Print and share these posters all over town. Let's get people talking.

Palm Card

Download a simple community organizing tool. The palm card will help you start building your base of recovery advocates.

Social Content

Twitter

Click on the tweet buttons below to automatically tweet your support

We can end America’s long-standing addiction crisis, one community at a time. That’s why I’m taking the #standup4recovery pledge and joining the efforts at Recovery Advocacy Project. Take the pledge!

Recovery is the solution to addiction. That’s the message I'm sending my legislators. Join me and @recovery_voices contact your state legislators. #RecoveryMovement Urge them to make recovery a central focus: https://bit.ly/2kvkPHP

Facebook

Copy and paste the text in your Facebook post.

  • In celebration of the 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery, I’m joining the @recoveryadvocacyproject to promote positive recovery outcomes in my local community this. There should be no decisions about us, without us. Get involved. Add your name to the #standup4recovery pledge today: https://bit.ly/2m0Nipv
  • Help the @recoveryadvocacyproject better understand how we can end addiction and inspire recovery in your community. Let’s work together and make recovery the epidemic. Take the survey today and get involved: https://forms.gle/qDwMssGgW8KXqwog9
  • Change happens when we organize and get involved. I’m turning my words into action. Join me with the @recoveryadvocacyproject and urge your state legislators to make recovery a central issue and not a back-seat policy item. Our voices matter. Take action today and contact your legislators: https://bit.ly/2kvkPHP

Instagram

Copy and paste the text in your Instagram post.

  • We can end America’s long-standing addiction crisis, one community at a time. That’s why I’m taking the #standup4recovery pledge and joining the efforts at @recovery_voices. Take the pledge: https://bit.ly/2m0Nipv
  • I’m standing up for recovery for my community and supporting @recovery_voices. Our voices are stronger together. Join our local coalition. Get involved: https://recoveryvoices.com/recovery-month/
  • Recovery is the solution to addiction. That’s the message we need to send to our legislators. Join me with @recovery_voices & contact your state legislators. Urge them to make recovery a central focus, not a back-seat policy item: https://bit.ly/2kvkPHP

Social Graphics

Facebook

"I Advocate for" Collection

Social graphics you can post on Facebook and Instagram.
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"Recovery Month" Collection

Social graphics you can post on Facebook and Instagram promoting Recovery Month.
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"Stand Up for Recovery" Collection

Images you can post on Facebook and Instagram to show the world that you #StandUp4Recovery
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"The states" Collection

Images with your state that you can post on Facebook and Instagram.
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Share the Toolkit

Share this image on Facebook to help raise awareness of this toolkit.
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"I took the pledge"

Share this image after you've taken the Recovery Month pledge.
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Twitter

"I Advocate for" Collection

Social graphics you can share on Twitter.
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"Recovery Month" Collection

Social graphics you can post on Twitter, promoting Recovery Month.
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"Stand Up for Recovery" Collection

Images you can share on Twitter to show the world that you #StandUp4Recovery
View Collection

"The states" Collection

Images with your state that you can share on Twitter.
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Share the Toolkit

Share this image on Twitter to help raise awareness of this toolkit.
Download

"I took the pledge"

Tweet this image after you've taken the Recovery Month pledge.
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In your Facebook and Instagram stories

"I Advocate for" Collection

Social graphics you can share on Twitter.
View Collection

"Recovery Month" Collection

Social graphics you can post on Twitter, promoting Recovery Month.
View Collection

"Stand Up for Recovery" Collection

Images you can share on Twitter to show the world that you #StandUp4Recovery
View Collection

"The states" Collection

Images with your state that you can share on Twitter.
View Collection

Share the Toolkit

Share this image on Twitter to help raise awareness of this toolkit.
Download

"I took the pledge"

Tweet this image after you've taken the Recovery Month pledge.
Download

Sample email blast

Engage your network

Download this template letter and send to your networks.

Posters and Flyers

Print and Rally

Bring these flyers to your local Rally for Recovery. Have people write what they advocate for and take a photo of them with the flyer.
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Print and Pledge

Bring these flyers to your local Rally for Recovery. Have people write their pledge and take a photo of them with their flyer.
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Recovery Month Flyer

A flyer for you to print and handout around town.
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Palm card

Print and Rally

Print these 5.5 x 4.25" post-card size leave-behind palm cards at your events.
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Talking about addiction

The leaders of the modern recovery movement ask us all to be thoughtful with the words we use around addiction and recovery. Some common terms, even those historically used by those in recovery, can reinforce stigma and even discourage people struggling with addiction from seeking treatment. Here are some that label people or inadvertently pass judgment, with advice on how to replace them with objective descriptions of symptoms or behaviors.

Replace with

A person with, or suffering from, addiction or substance use disorder.

Replace with

Neutral terms such as “resumed,” or experienced a “recurrence” of symptoms.

Replace with

Terms like “in remission or recovery”

Replace with

A person having positive test results or exhibiting symptoms of substance use disorder