Now more than ever, the addiction & mental health recovery community needs to come together—creating connection and community at scale—due to the devastating impact of COVID. September 2021 will provide one of the first opportunities to do just that. Recovery Month 2021 will be a testament to the resiliency and strength of our community.
Mobilize Recovery is an initiative of the Recovery Advocacy Project and The Voices Project. Its mission is to expand policy to support recovery, create connections to supportive services that are vital and life-saving, and to engage affected individuals in meaningful civic action. The initiative convenes advocates with lived experience to build capacity for organized civic engagement with new leadership across the country.
Each year, hundreds of recovery advocates are selected to attend Mobilize Recovery to learn innovative strategies and tactics for grassroots organizing. You’ll connect with other recovery leaders and gain access to new tools to streamline your organizing and advocacy work.
This year’s Mobilize Recovery will be hosted online and in-person at the Westgate Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Apply to attend this year’s event and select your preference to join online or in-person.
Mobilizers are convening at the Westgate Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, September 24 – 27, 2021.
There is no registration or conference fee to attend Mobilize Recovery 2021. However, participants who are selected to attend in-person are responsible for their transportation and lodging. Through our partnership with the Westgate Resort and Casino, we are able to offer significantly discounted hotel rooms and provide complimentary breakfast and lunch to all in-person participants.
Thanks to everybody for making #MobilizeRecovery 2020 such an incredible experience. Even while apart, we remain connected. Now, it’s time to get to work. Here’s a short video so we can relive some of last year’s highlights.
You can apply to attend Mobilize Recovery 2021 either in-person or fully online. Participants selected to attend Mobilize Recovery 2021 in-person will join other mobilizers at the Westgate Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
We recommend arriving early on Friday, September 24. Participants will be invited to attend the Recovery Awards Dinner on Friday, hosted by our partner, Foundation for Recovery. The Mobilize Recovery 2021 program will start on Saturday, September 25 and will go through Monday, September 27.
People in recovery, harm reductionists, families and allies impacted by substance use. Anyone who wants to make a difference in their community on drug policy and recovery advocacy.
Each year, we accept applications from hundreds of recovery advocates from across the country. Applications close Friday, June 11, and selected participants will be notified shortly after applications close.
There is no registration or conference fee for Mobilize Recovery. Participants are asked to cover their airfare, ground transport, and lodging. Block room rates will be available at a discounted price at the Westgate Resort and Casino. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
You may choose from the many hotels and casinos in Las Vegas, however, the event will be held at Westgate Resort and Casino. Block room rates will be available at the Westgate Resort and Casino.
We want to train and give YOU the tools to make sustainable, real change in your community; connect with emerging leaders from across the country; and develop a plan of action that we can work on together to inspire recovery and end the preventable overdose crisis in America.
Addiction is a crisis of epidemic proportions and shows no sign of slowing down. It affects people of every race, class, social group, religion, and gender. It does not discriminate. Currently, 23 million Americans are in sustained recovery from substance use disorder. Another 22 million are suffering from this highly preventable, treatable illness. One in every three households includes a person with substance use disorder; beyond the home, the prevalence of addiction affects almost everyone. From healthcare systems overloaded with people desperate for help, to criminal justice courts crammed with people who need treatment instead of jail time, our society is burdened by the stigma of addiction.
Without civic engagement, organization, and recovery advocacy, millions of people will never access the life-saving support they need. Currently, less than 10 percent of people will ever seek medical help of any kind for their addiction. Hundreds of people lose their lives daily, leaving behind family members, friends, loved ones, children, and community members. Yet, when the recovery community organizes, reform is possible. Activists have successfully accessed funding for recovery supports, effective and ethical standards for treatment, and changes to employment processes. When recovery speaks, people listen.
That’s A-OK! We balance the experience and skills of participants and offer trainings for the novice and experienced.
Be Comfortable: Comfortable clothing. Summers in Las Vegas can reach high temperatures.
Business Cards: Remember that you’ll be with hundreds of other passionate advocates, make sure to bring some business cards to hand out.
Laptop: It’s not required, but if you have one and you’re able to travel with it we suggest you bring one. You’ll use it for taking notes and some of the activities in the breakout sessions.
Applications close Friday, June 11. Participants will be notified by the end of June 2021.
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