Projects on the Path to Recovery

Center for Open Recovery creates and supports paths to long-term recovery by addressing the barriers posed by environmental, policy, social, and practical issues. We partner with local and national organizations, local government agencies, thought leaders, and supporters. Working together, we advocate, educate, and demonstrate that long-term recovery is attainable, that it is sustainable, and that it deserves to be celebrated.

Our current projects include:

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Strengthening Families

The 14-week evidence-based program supports parents to strengthen bonds with their teenage children by learning and practicing effective parenting skills — including self-regulation, clear communication and boundary setting techniques.

Youth Empowerment

Project Choice is an evidence-based, prevention education, in-classroom program which gives students in grades 4-8 information about alcohol, and other drugs, and explores the effects of substances on their minds and bodies, as well as offers skills to deal with peer and life pressures.

Project Connect is a mentor-style after-school program designed to help youth become agents of change in their own communities. Project Connect supports youth to 1) understand the potentially negative health consequences of alcohol abuse, 2) recognize the impact and implications of the excess availability of alcohol outlets in their communities, and 3) experience the power of change that is possible through education, engagement, partnership and social action.

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Projects in development include:

  • Launch a media and marketing campaign to raise public awareness of the viability of long-term recovery.
  • Offer an online referral resource to ensure access to a comprehensive range of services.
  • Spearhead community advocacy efforts in favor of policy change that promotes recovery and health.
  • Organize a speaker series and meet-up activities to inform, celebrate, energize, and strengthen the community.

To learn more and to support these projects in development, please contact