Silent No More
Beginning in the late 1990’s, there has been slow, but steady, movement toward advocating for recovery. That movement, known as the New Recovery Advocacy Movement, burst onto the national stage on October 4, 2015, when tens of thousands of people from around the country gathered in Washington, D.C. to advocate for recovery and call for an end to the shame and stigma that has kept so many from seeking the help they needed. It was promoted as “The Day the Silence Ends.”
Today, more individuals and family members are speaking up about their own recovery. In doing so, they’re helping to erase the shame and stigma once so pervasive in society, influencing policy and offering hope to those still in the shadows. This fact was abundantly clear at FOR-NY’s Stand Up for Recovery Day. Click on the video below to see recovery advocacy at it’s best!