The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently announced the creation of an Office of Recovery — a promising step the reflects the importance of the recovery community.
As noted by Patty McCarthy, the Chief Executive Officer of Faces & Voices of Recovery: “Today’s announcement of the new Center for Recovery at SAMHSA is a huge win for recovery advocacy organizations. For years, we’ve been advocating for elevating the importance of recovery and peer recovery support services within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. On behalf of our members and recovery support providers nationwide, we commend the Biden Administration for demonstrating this new vision and leadership. We look forward to continuing to bring the voice of recovery to policy discussions that will make recovery possible for even more Americans.”