The Power of Open Recovery!
Addiction is a public health crisis. Yet the stigma of addiction causes shame and discrimination which become barriers to recovery. Therefore, just a small fraction of the people who desperately need help find it, while 9 out of 10, go without treatment.
All across America, there are millions of people who once battled addiction and are now living healthy and productive lives, in recovery. Instead of being able to share and inspire others, the stigma of addiction continues to keep them silent and invisible.
This means outside of treatment centers and the rooms of support groups, it is nearly impossible for the millions of people impacted by addiction to identify who is in recovery and therefore to know what is possible.
Those once silenced by stigma, are empowered to step forward and live fully integrated, connected and vibrant lives. By doing so they not only experience more joy and connections — they offer new hope, dignity and possibilities for those still struggling. Open Recovery is a movement, a framework and a way of life. It is time for people in recovery to step out of the shadows of shame, to use our voices and share our stories to end the stigma and inspire others to find what we know is possible…recovery.