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#RAAW16 – Day 2 Recap

RAAW16 - Day 2

#RAAW16 – Day 2 Recap

As we saw yesterday, the recovery community has been instrumental in making this year’s “Recovery Advocacy Action Week” a stigma smashing success. Yesterday, which served as the kick-off of the advocacy week, more than 500 people shared their recovery status via images on social media – using the hashtag #ThisIsWhatRecoveryLooksLike. The halls of many of the major social platforms were awash with the hope and encouragement that a life in recovery can bring for those impacted by substance use disorders and mental health concerns.

Today, Day 2 of the campaign was just as inspiring (if not more so!). Campaign organizers asked participants to go a little deeper into their recovery stories today, using the hashtag #OurStoriesHavePower. Over 100 shared their stories on Instagram and Twitter, while OVER 1,000 were using and actively engaging with the moniker on Facebook. We’d say that makes Day 2 a HUGE success and one the recovery community and campaign organizers should be proud of.

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Take a look at the recap for Day 2 of #RAAW16


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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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