Friends of Recovery - New York
"We envision a world in which recovery from addiction is not only common, but celebrated; a world in which the entire spectrum of effective prevention, treatment and support services are available and accessible to all.” Quote by Friends of Recovery - New York
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Working definition of “recovery” by SAMHSA
"A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential."
Recovery Community Organization (RCO)
An RCO is an independent, non-profit organization led and governed by representatives of local communities of recovery. RCOs engage in recovery focused education and advocacy through organizing and mobilizing people in recovery and impacted family members and allies, i.e., the recovery community. They may engage in direct, peer-based recovery supports via outreach and/or services based within a Recovery Community Center (RCC).
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