Communities

Our Mission is to Create compassionate Recovery Friendly Communities for those striving for independence from addiction.

A Message From Our Founder

I believe in showing support to those in recovery will help the over 40 million Americans struggling with addiction. Show them you care and you have compassion.

The idea came to me last year when it hit me that there are symbols or stickers to show others that you’re a gay friendly person (the wonderful rainbow), and it dawned on me that this would be a powerful way for the greater community to start a campaign to identify Recovery Friendly people, businesses, workplaces, and more… 

Addiction has touched everyone’s life in some way. Whether it be a family member, a friend, a friend of a friend, or work connections…addiction has penetrated the social construct. We know now that addiction does not discriminate. It doesn’t matter if your rich or poor, black or white, or raised in a good home or not, addiction penetrates all barriers.  

Please contact me at [email protected] to learn more about volunteering, advocating, or becoming an ambassador for the Recovery Friendly Community movement.

Share the Badge to Show Your Support! 

Share the badge image link below, by pasting into your social media, website, or wherever you would like it to display online. Or right click the badge image and select ‘copy image link’.

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WHY Build a recovery friendly community?

The journey to obtaining long-term sobriety is an incredibly vulnerable time for those who are no longer sure where they fit in or who will accept them without judgment. A supportive community of businesses, neighbors, friends, and family are so important for success. Addiction not only can hurt an individual and their loved ones, it can hurt an entire community, therefore, it takes an entire community to fight this disease.

Recovery Friendly Communities are places, policies, people, or businesses open and welcoming to people in recovery.

  • Judgement Free

  • Supportive 

  • Approachable

  • Empathetic

  • Discrimination Free

  • Stigma Free

Share Your Stories & Experiences!

What Does it Mean to You to be Recovery Friendly?