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Heroes in Recovery is a grassroots movement ignited by Foundations Recovery Network and the widespread community of those who are in recovery from addiction and co-occurring disorders. While around 23 million people each year need help for addiction, only 3 million actually receive treatment. This is often due to the overwhelming stigma that exists around acknowledging substance abuse and mental health issues.

The goal of Heroes in Recovery is to reach the other 20 million people through inspirational stories of those who have been there, uplifting events that celebrate recovery, and a supportive online community where practical information and encouragement are shared freely. At its core, Heroes is about breaking down barriers to treatment and encouraging those who are staying sober.

The Momentum of the Movement

Heroes in Recovery began in the summer of 2011, and the website launched in autumn of that year. By the end of 2012, more than 300 people from across the United States had shared their diverse recovery stories. Today, Heroes in Recovery has grown into an engaged sober community that empowers people to get involved, give back and live healthy, active lives.

Through events across the country, we seek to inspire a sense of community wherever we can. We also have a select group of people who have been designated as “lead advocates” for the cause. These individuals take on the responsibility of writing down others’ stories, blogging on the Heroes site, promoting events and sharing the message of Heroes, whether in their local communities or around the nation.

Today, Heroes in Recovery has grown into an engaged sober community that empowers people to get involved, give back and live healthy, active lives. Social change starts with vision and action. It begins with a message passed from one person to another, until a conviction becomes a cause.

Join the movement. Break the stigma.

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