Copyright Rights for Recovery - 2016

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Mon#ThisIsWhatRecoveryLooksLike – Celebrate recovery by sharing a picture on social media that shows what recovery looks like in your life.

Tue #OurStoriesHavePower – Smash some more stigma by sharing a brief written description of your recovery on social media.

Wed#CARA2016 – Record and post on social media a short video describing why you support the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act, and “tag” your U.S. representative. We’ll edit together a compilation of your videos afterward!

Thu#AltarumBHchatInteract with Hazelden Betty Ford’s William Moyers, one of the nation’s leading voices on recovery advocacy, in a Twitter chat hosted at 1 pm CT by our friends at the Altarum Institute. After the initial chat, stick around and interact with others leaders from Hazelden Betty Ford, Altarum, MRC, Facing Addiction and YPR.

Fri#SecondChances – Support opportunities for redemption by sharing on social media examples of why second chances are important, including any you may have received.

The Recovery Advocacy Action Week for 2016 is well underway, and we’ll be providing a recap each day! Day 1, where advocates and allies of those in recovery were asked to show the world what recovery looks like by sharing on social media with the hashtag #ThisIsWhatRecoveryLooksLike. Over 400 people have shared publicly so far!


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Robert Ashford, BSW is a man in long-term recovery who advocates for recovery, behavioral health policy, criminal justice reform, and many other social justice issues. He holds a BSW from the University of North Texas, and is currently at University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice to complete an MSW program. He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Renew Magazine, Addiction Unscripted, and the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy. He is also the founder of the multi-author advocacy platform, Rights for Recovery.


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