There are many organizations and community groups that support Advocacy for Substance Abuse and Mental Health consumers, families and communities. The following organizations work on the national, state and local levels.
Faces & Voices of Recovery is dedicated to organizing and mobilizing the over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, our families, friends and allies into recovery community organizations and networks, to promote the right and resources to recover through advocacy, education and demonstrating the power and proof of long-term recovery.
NAMI ~ The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. The NAMI organization operates at the national, state and local level.
NAMI Maryland is the NAMI state organization in Maryland. NAMI Maryland provides educational resources and events, statewide outreach, advocacy and affiliate organizational support. NAMI Maryland provides the free trainings that allow NAMI affiliates to provide NAMI programs. Local NAMI chapters exist in all Maryland counties including Montgomery County and our one of our Recovery Partners Montgomery organization.
On Our Own of Montgomery County, Inc. is a Maryland mental health wellness and substance abuse recovery center located in a large converted colonial home in Old Town Gaithersburg. OOOMC’s mission is to support and empower individuals by enhancing self-esteem and quality of life through mental health peer support services. They provide dual recovery peer support groups led by certified peer support specialists.
Maryland Recovery Organization Connecting Communities (M-ROCC) was founded in March 2012, and operates as a peer-governed, peer-led Recovery Community Organization (RCO). M-ROCC’s mission is “to advocate, educate, celebrate and support all who seek to access, initiate, achieve and sustain recovery/health and wellness, and an improved life in the community.” M-ROCC works to work to support the Realization and access to a comprehensive and coordinated network of peer-led, person-centered, strength- based, recovery-focused services and supports available to individuals, families and communities seeking to overcome personal or family challenges related to alcohol and drug use and/or mental illness.
The National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) is a 501-c3 nonprofit and recovery community organization (RCO) that currently serves 25 regional affiliate organizations. These affiliate organizations collectively support over 25,000 persons in addiction recovery who are living in over 2,500 certified recovery residences throughout the United States. NARR’s mission is to support persons in recovery from addiction by improving their access to quality recovery residences through standards, support services, placement, education, research and advocacy. The organization envisions all persons in recovery from addiction having access to the recovery support they need to live happier, healthier lives. NARR values hope, compassion, respect, honesty, responsibility, and fairness.
Heroin Action Coalition of Maryland seeks to ensure that appropriate opiate addiction treatment is available to all who request it or need it without regard for that individual’s income or insurance plan. With a focus on 3 areas – treatment, education and advocacy, HACOM provides support and resources that include family addition assistance, information on detoxification facilities, family peer support groups and is a leader in advocating for recovery at the county and state level in Maryland.