Recovery Community Organizations (RCO’s) are independent, non-profit organizations led by local recovery allies. Allies may be people in long-term recovery, their families, friends, recovery-focused professionals or simply concerned citizens with an interest in providing support.
An existing RCO is an established 501 c 3, led and governed by the recovery community. The focus is on substance use and other behavioral health disorders and fulfilling the Florida RCO standards. These standards include: grassroots, participatory process, non-clinical services, all pathways of recovery, and use of recovery-friendly language. These organizations will organize recovery-focused policy advocacy activities; carry out recovery-focused community education and outreach programs; and/or provide peer-based recovery support services to the community.
Recovery community organizations focus on the reality of long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs for over 20 million Americans and their families. The recovery community organization, its leaders, and members have a singular goal: enhancing the quantity and quality of support available to people seeking and experiencing long-term recovery from addiction