ManyFaces1Voice

With the release of The Anonymous People documentary film, Faces & Voices of Recovery and their partners are collaborating to launch a new campaign, ManyFaces1Voice, to engage and mobilize the newly emerging constituency to transform public attitudes and policies affecting people seeking or in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

Maetta Broadus
“Once you’re an addict and once you are seen in society as an addict or an alcoholic you’re an abnormal to society. You are something that no one wants in their community. you’re that things that they have to hide.”
Maetta is a community activist and recovery ambassador from Kentucky. She serves on the board of People Advocating Recovery, belongs to Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, and is a certified recovery dynamics instructor.

Tom Hill
“Coming out as a person in recovery is a very powerful and liberating thing. Public opinion is going to be hard to change and I think it’s not going to change unless people come out and start demonstrating what recovery looks like.” As Faces & Voices of Recovery Director of Programs, Tom has led the development of an accreditation system for peer recovery support services and works to develop leaders across the nation.

William Cope Moyers
“And I told them my Story, not my 12-step Story but my Story of addiction, my Story of recovery and the multiple treatments I’d had. And I had them! That was the day that I realised that the real power is in the Personal Story.” William is an author, advocate and vice president at Hazelden. As the President of The Johnson Institute, he was instrumental in the founding of Faces & Voices of Recovery in 2001.

Jim Ramstad
“I woke up in a jail cell in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on July 31st, 1981. It was the fifth month of my first term in the State Senate. I was mortified, I was humiliated, I was embarrassed beyond words, I wanted to be dead.” Former Congressman Jim Ramstad partnered with former Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) to found the bipartisan Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus while serving in the House of Representatives.

Danielle Tarino
“There’s a whole entire generation of us dying to tell you our Story because it’s true and because it’s relevant. And because it’s not an issue that can be ignored. There is light at the end of the tunnel. We are on the verge of an honest change. I can feel it in the air.” Danielle serves as a Public Health Advisor for the federal government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in Washington.

BIll White
“Almost everyone in America knows someone in recovery. The problem historically is that they didn’t know they were in recovery…” Bill has authored or coauthored more than 350 articles and monographs and fifteen books including Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America and Let’s Go Make Some History: Chronicles of the New Addiction Recovery Advocacy Movement.

The Anchor Recovery Community Centres
“I think that stigma will most likely be changed when the community sees us acting differently, in the community as people in recovery. Contributing to the community… I say to folks all the time, ‘By our silence, we let other people define us.‘” Part of a grassroots alliance of people in recovery, their family and friends that advocates for and improves the public perception and supports available for people in recovery from substance use disorders.

Canada’s Recovery Day Story
“It was just amazing, everybody… the energy there was just unbelievable. All these people, positive, smiling, happy…” The Anonymous People project ignited the spark in two woman in recovery, Lorinda Strang and AnnMarie McCullough, who planned and championed the first-ever Recovery Day in Vancouver with only four weeks to prepare.

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