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Mobilize Recovery

It can be tempting to let yourself become held down by bad news. The numbers for overdose deaths from opioids are rising at an alarming rate. While we have to come to terms with reality, we don't have to succumb to despair or hopelessness. Addiction is a terrifying reality, but there's a comforting reality: that there's hope for recovery. Read More

It can be tempting to let yourself become held down by bad news. The numbers for overdose deaths from opioids are rising at an alarming rate. While we have to come to terms with reality, we don’t have to succumb to despair or hopelessness. Addiction is a terrifying reality, but there’s a comforting reality: that there’s hope for recovery. More and more grassroots organizations are forming to combat the harmful effects of addiction. These organizations are providing community, education, and hope. Two organizations called The Voices Project and the Recovery Advocacy Project have offered an initiative called Mobilize Recovery for the past four years!

Mobilize Recovery is an annual convening where hundreds of people in recovery, family members, and recovery allies are taught strategies for grassroots organizing and recovery solutions. They also connect with other recovery leaders to share new tools and insights to help end addiction and inspire recovery in their communities. Learning outcomes with Mobilize Recovery include community solutions and organizing tactics. There’s workshops that help recovery advocates stay focused and provide lasting change to their local communities.

This year Mobilize Recovery is doing two different things to reach as many people as they can. One with a virtual event (which is unfortunately closed and on waitlist) and the second is a bus tour across the country! The cross country bus tour will be launching in time for National Recovery month, which is in September. So what is this tour? Their website says it best, “It’s often coined that recovery meets people where they’re at. That’s why in 2022 we’re partnering with organizations, brands, & individuals across the country to bring the Mobilize Recovery experience to their communities.” What a brilliant way to prove a truism of recovery: meeting people where they’re at. When they say across the country they mean it too. The tour will be going to cities such as Las Vegas, Sacramento, Denver, Atlanta, Dayton, New York, Philadelphia, and many more! Check the website if you’re interested in seeing if they’ll stop in a city near you.

Throughout the bus tour there will be many things achieved, including: education on overdose and harm reduction, trainings and resources at pop-up stations, policy maker engagement, community engagement, and much more. This bus tour has it’s ambitions sighted on helping the whole community grow and learn.

 

 

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