We are a Recovery Community Organization (RCO) comprised of people in recovery, our families, friends and allies and the people we are here to help are people in recovery, our families friends and allies. We are truly and organization by us and for us and we operate under the New Recovery Advocacy Movement. This movement is about what we, as a recovery community and organization must do to bridge the various gaps in the system responsible for our care. The decades of having our needs before and after acute treatment ignored has led to the establishment of RCO's around the country to address these problems. The first RCO was created in 1998 in Connecticut and in 2015 Recovery Force pioneered this movement into the State of New Jersey, creating its first RCO.
We Do Three Things:
We seek to put an accurate face and voice on recovery, using individuals and families willing to offer their lives and stories as testimony that long-term recovery is a reality. Communicating the reality of long-term addiction and alcoholism recovery, the diverse pathways taken, to the culture as a whole, policymakers, the media, and local communities is an effort to replace the stereotype with new and more accurate points of reference. Learn More.
Advocacy for a RCO like Recovery Force of Atlantic County refers to local advocacy. In that we mean, advocating to ensure that the services provided to our population are of the highest caliber and that our government and oversight bodies are placing a value on our lives that is consistent with others suffering from a medical condition. We will ask questions, rally for change, speak out against disregarding us and refusing to be subordinate to current members of the status quo in South Jersey. We, as the recovery community of over 150,000 are not represented until now.
These services are evidence-based interventions that are provided to people and families still struggling with, in treatment for or in recovery from a substance use disorder and, in some cases, in lieu of treatment. Further, in our effort to improve quality of life for all families impacted, the needs of those families who have lost a loved-one due to a substance use disorder are a special focus. Learn More.
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