About Center for Open Recovery

Center for Open Recovery (COR) is leading the charge to end the stigma of addiction by empowering people in recovery to step out of the shadows of shame. By shifting the public’s understanding about outcomes and possibilities – through educational programs, advocacy and empowering experiences, we seek to remove the barriers that keep millions of people invisible and silent, suffering with shame in isolation and dying from addiction.

COR, an independent nonprofit based in San Francisco, has six decades of experience.  Today, we are responding to the opioid overdose epidemic by helping educate, shatter stereotypes and end discrimination in the workplace, at schools and in community so more people can find the resources and support they deserve to live healthy, happy, productive lives.

COR has introduced ‘Open Recovery’ – as a proud identity, a call for social justice, an affront to the shame of addiction, a shared social value and a mobilizing paradigm to strengthen the recovery movement. Open Recovery inspires, supports and demands change in the ways we support recovery and respond to addiction in the Bay Area and beyond.

Mission
Center for Open Recovery champions long-term recovery by ending the stigma of addiction.

Our Vision
Center for Open Recovery envisions a world where there is freedom from addiction.

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