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Please see our Free Recovery advocacy training Our Stories have power

If you are or work with members of the 12 step fellowships, please see our Advocacy-with-Anonymity-Leaflet Updated 2015 and please find our in depth guide for people who are interested in more about the 12 traditions  Advocacy with Anonymity Brochure  Updated 2015


If you are using your story to talk with different groups of people about addiction, recovery, stigma and discrimination, please see our Using Your Story Booklet Updated 2015

Speaking with or want to speak with the media, our Top Tips For Media Booklet Updated 2015 will be invaluable.

Setting up or are already part of a Recovery organisation group or network, our Recovery Community Organisations Updated 2015

toolkit will help and support you to develop and build.

Some hard won experience and guidance from Our Stories have power training on how to answer and deal with questions about about our recovery with advocacy in mind, here in our Questions and Answers Booklet Updated 2015-1

If you or your organisation, group or network would like to become a member of The Association of Recovery Community Organisations Updated 2015 please down load and complete our ARCO-Application-Form updated 2015

English Advocates please see our just launched on 12th of September 2015 advocacy toolkit for English advocactes Updated 2015

Please also see our UK Recovery Coach Manual V2 Pub-1 Updated 2015

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The full suite of Public Health England guidance documents below, co-produced with representatives of mutual aid groups, commissioners and service managers, provide advice, support and further resources for creating effective links with mutual aid groups, can be found at the links below:
A briefing on the evidence-based drug and alcohol treatment guidance recommendations on mutual aid

Mutual aid self-assessment tool to support local authority partnerships

Facilitating access to mutual aid: three essential stages for helping clients access appropriate mutual aid support

Improving access to mutual aid: a brief guide for alcohol and drug treatment service managers

Improving access to mutual aid: a brief guide for alcohol and drug treatment service commissioners

Improving mutual aid engagement: a professional development resource

Mutual aid framework Fostering effective links between treatment and mutual aid

This is what good looks like!!!!

As part of a pack to support local authorities in England plan and commission local alcohol and drugs prevention, treatment and recovery support services, PHE have produced a set of “commissioning prompts” documents which describe exactly what effective, evidence based services should look like. We urge recovery advocates everywhere to use these documents to hold their local commissioners, Directors of Public Health and elected local councillors to account. The documents are available here:



Young people – alcohol and drugs

If you have any questions about the PHE Guidance please contact

Check out the why-invest-2014-alcohol-and-drugs presentation  which can only be described as a Absolute gift to advocates.

Also check out this updates list of 12 step resources in the UK 12 step resources v.3
Some interesting sites and information you may want to explore.

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