We must be united in the war against addiction! My mission is to unite organizations,support groups, and everyone else who needs a helping hand. I am here to educate equip and develop a Recovery resource Network. My hope is that everyone gets the help they need and no one is left behind or alone in their fight for freedom from addiction. Join me and lets fight the good fight! Our Philosophy: Instigate, Agitate, Educate, and Liberate!
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Congressional Addiction Treatment and Recovery Caucus
Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Congressman John Fleming, M.D. (R-LA)
are the new co-chairs of the Congressional Addiction, Treatment and
Recovery Caucus! The Caucus works to educate and raise awareness among
lawmakers about addiction prevention, treatment
and recovery. Please join them today in asking your member of Congress to join the Caucus. Thanks!
The Caucus was founded in 2004 to serve as a groundbreaking forum to
inform, educate and raise awareness about addiction and recovery and to
increase legislative support for expanding access to care for people
with addiction. The bi-partisan caucus brings members
of the House and their staffs together to focus attention on their
shared interest and build support for policies that will support
Take action today!
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) ONDCP
invites people in recovery, family members, friends and allies to share
their stories of recovery to testify to the power of recovery to
transform individuals, families and communities. You can check it out,
join; upload videos and photographs to their new
Facebook page Americans in Recovery. “Together, our voices have the power
to galvanize and transform. By sharing and celebrating our stories we
can help dispel the fear, misunderstanding, and stigma that so often
create obstacles for Americans in recovery who
want to live healthy, safe, and productive lives,” said ONDCP Deputy
Director of Demand Reduction, David Mineta, in launching the new page.
ONDCP Director Gil Kerlikowske will be delivering an important
luncheon speech about the Obama Administration's approach to drug policy
at the National Press Club on April 17, 2013. You can submit a
question in advance by putting KERLIKOWSKE in the
subject line and email to email@example.com before 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.
White Bison Trainings
Join White Bison at upcoming trainings: Mothers of Tradition Training, April 2-4,
2013 in Minneapolis and April 9-11, 2013 in Sheridan, WY. Mending
Broken Hearts for Youth Training, April 16-18, 2013 in Minneapolis.
We hear from many incredible musicians in recovery and are going to be
featuring a few of them over the coming months. Award-winning musician
and teaching artist
Kathy Moser, a woman in long-term recovery presents two-hour
interactive songwriting workshops that give participants hands-on
experience writing and recording an original song on a recovery topic.
Participants get to help run the equipment, direct
the session and perform and record the song. Her songwriting workshops
for recovering people are not only fun—they develop practical recovery
skills. She also performs at treatment centers, High School and
Collegiate Recovery programs across the country.
According to Moser, “A sound track makes the recovery journey a little
easier and a lot more joyful. Music by and for recovering people is a
celebration and a road map.” Guest Kathy Moser shares her passion for
music and recovery and the gifts that come
3,000 Miles for Recovery! Planning’s
well underway for an amazing 3,000 mile walk for recovery that will
take recovery community members from Bangor, Maine to Phoenix, AZ this
year! The Walk kicks off on April 23rd from the
Friends of the Bangor Area Recovery Network (BARN) recovery
community center. To get ready, folks spent 3,000 minutes in an igloo to
raise awareness and publicity; are hosting a fundraising event, all to
raise funds for veterans with alcohol and
drug problems and the BARN, where one of the organizers found recovery.
Find out more on
facebook and check out some of the great coverage on local stations here and here.
National Hispanic and Latino ATTC The
National Hispanic and Latino ATTC
recently met with its advisors including (left to right) Faces &
Voices board members Marco Jacome and Dona Dmitrovic, Mary Jo Mather,
Moreno-Tuohy, Viviana Horigian, and Luis García to define strategies to
build capacity to address Hispanic and Latino substance abuse treatment
Reel Recovery Film Festival
The 5th Annual REEL Recovery Film Festival has issued a call for film submissions for 2013’s multi-day exhibition and recovery symposium showcasing first-time filmmakers and experienced professionals.
you, or someone you know has a documentary, music video, short,
educational, or feature film dealing with addiction/alcoholism/recovery
(behavioral addictions too), please submit a DVD or internet link for
consideration. They welcome films which portray and
reveal true experiences, ideologies of all sorts from all cultural and
social backgrounds. Mark your calendars for Las Vegas (9/6-9/8/2013),
New York City (9/27-10/3/2013), Los Angeles (10/18-10/24/2013) and Ft.
America Honors Recovery - Nominations due March 29, 2013 The
America Honors Recovery Awards, hosted by Faces & Voices of
Recovery and Caron Treatment Centers, recognizes 2013's most influential
addiction recovery community leaders and organizations. This is a
wonderful opportunity to celebrate individuals and an organization
for their contributions to the growing movement to promote the reality
of recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.
The Anonymous People Screening
Faces & Voices of Recovery and Congressman Tim Ryan, co-chair of the
Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus, invite you to
join us on
April 25, 2013 for a screening of The Anonymous People in Washington, DC.
After the showing of the riveting feature
documentary about the growing addiction recovery advocacy
movement and its history, a Question and Answer session moderated by
William Cope Moyers will include filmmaker Greg Williams and other
advocates in the film. Congratulations! to Williams
for receiving the 2013 Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery Advocate of
the Year award for his work producing The Anonymous People and his
other contributions to the addiction recovery movement.
The Restoration of Rights Project
is a tremendous resource of individual downloadable documents that
profile the law and practice in each U.S. jurisdiction
relating to relief from the collateral consequences of conviction. The
54 jurisdictional profiles include provisions on loss and restoration of
civil rights and firearms privileges, legal mechanisms for overcoming
or mitigating collateral consequences, and
provisions addressing non-discrimination in employment and licensing.
In addition to the full profiles, there is a
set of charts covering all 50 states (plus territories and the federal system) that provide a side-by-side comparison and make it possible to see national patterns in restoration laws and policies.
Health Reform Source from the Henry J. Kaiser Foundation has everything you want to know about your state’s plans for health reform.
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