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February 3, 2017  |  Organizational Highlights

Organization Highlight: Young People In Recovery

Finding and engaging in treatment is only the start of the recovery process.

The national advocacy group, Young People in Recovery (YPR), recognizes the need for creating recovery-ready communities nationwide for young people in or seeking recovery. Founded in 2010, YPR now has 85 chapters throughout the United States that advocate for improved access to treatment and resources essential to sustaining recovery including employment opportunities, housing, and education.

Education and raising awareness of these issues is also central to YPR’s mission as a means to inform policy makers and the public that recovery is possible and achievable.

Education and raising awareness of these issues is also central to YPR’s mission as a means to inform policy makers and the public that recovery is possible and achievable.

YPR provides advising services to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) on youth recovery related issues.

YPR also offers a variety of innovative programmatic services. The My Recovery is E.P.I.C. (Evidence based, Peer delivered, Individually tailored, and Community focused) Program, created in 2014, provides a glimpse into the real world of early recovery and offers a method of building recovery skills and resources to individuals at the onset of treatment. Treatment facilities partnered with YPR as “Recovery Ready Treatment Providers” can offer the E.P.I.C. program curriculum which focuses on employment, finance, education, housing, and recovery messaging for individuals and their families. The E.P.I.C. program, currently in Florida, Texas, and Pennsylvania, is now launching nationwide. YPR also offers the Recovery Lynx (education and community resources) and Phoenix programs (criminal justice involved and re-entry services) nationwide.

Find out more about starting a Young People In Recovery chapter here. Visit Young People in Recovery on their website, Facebook, and Twitter  for more information.

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