“Our Stories Have Power” Recovery Messaging For Young People Released

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New Resource Includes Webinar Series and Training Materials

“Across our country, more and more young people like me are in long-term recovery, and we are speaking out about our experiences,” Justin Riley, Faces & Voices board member and YPR Nat'l Council Chair

Faces & Voices of Recovery has released “Our Stories Have Power” Recovery Messaging and Media Training for Young People, a new tool tailored for the growing number of young people in long-term recovery and their family members. This customized training is intended to give them a highly credible and persuasive way to talk about long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs when they are speaking to friends, relatives, neighbors, employers – and in the media.

“Across our country, more and more young people like me are in long-term recovery, and we are speaking out about our experiences so that others can get the help they need to recover,” said Justin Luke Riley, Faces & Voices board member and Young People in Recovery National Council chair. “Faces & Voices has trained over 10,000 people using our recovery messaging, and we’re pleased to offer this new resource especially for young people and their families. The training materials include a video and support materials to get the word out about the reality of long-term recovery.”

The webinar, which features trainers Riley and Faces & Voices Executive Director Pat Taylor, can be downloaded at http://tiny.cc/ypmessaging        

The materials include:

  • A 90-minute webinar explaining Faces & Voices messaging for young people in long-term recovery and examples of how recovery advocates are using the messaging
  • A 90-minute “Keys to Successful Interviews” webinar with tips on how to get your message across in print, radio and TV interviews
  • A PowerPoint presentation that can be used to hold messaging trainings for young people in long-term recovery across the country
  • All of the supporting documents including personal worksheets and tips for media interviews.

Faces & Voices of Recovery is a national nonprofit organization working to mobilize, organize and rally the 20 million Americans in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, their families, friends and allies in a campaign to end discrimination; broaden social understanding; and achieve a just response to addiction as a public health crisis. For more information, please visit: http://www.facesandvoicesofrecovery.org.

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