Advocates for Recovery
is a grassroots recovery community organizationmade up of people throughout Colorado who are part of the new recovery movement.In the year 2001, AFR began its mission with a handful of dedicated people whorecognized the necessity for support and advocacy for the needs of those in recovery.AFR believes that the most difficult part of the road to recovery begins
an individualhas stopped using drugs/alcohol. AFR is the only Recovery Community Organization inColorado whose primary goal is to support those in recovery from addiction to alcoholand/or other drugs.What is a Recovery Community Organization?
A recovery community organization(RCO) is an independent, non-profit organization led and governed by representatives of local communities of
recovery. These organizations organize recovery-focused policyadvocacy activities, carry out recovery-focused community education and outreachprograms, and/or provide peer-based recovery support services”, as defined by Faces &Voices of Recovery.
AFR is proud to announce new services to the community
Peer Based Recovery Support ServicesWhat is Peer Based Recovery Support?
-The process of giving and receiving non-professional, non-clinical assistanceto achieve long-term recovery from alcohol and or drug related problems.
Support provided by people who are
experientially credentialed t
o assist others in initiating recovery, maintaining recovery, and enhancingthe quality of personal and family life in long-term recovery.
Substantially different from models of professionally directed addictiontreatment.
What are Peer Based Recovery Support Services?
Services that are a form of Peer Based Recovery Support delivered throughmore formal organizations and through more specialized roles.-Service that span the Stages of Recovery-Are distinguished by their recovery focus; mobilization of personal, family andcommunity recovery capital to support long-term recovery-Respect to diverse pathways and styles of recovery-Focus on immediate recovery-linked needs-Use of self as a helping instrument
Emphasis n continuity of recovery support over time-Are non-stigmatizing, inclusive, and strengths based