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Young People in Recovery broadens its advocacy base

March 20, 2015
by Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The national grassroots advocacy organization Young People in Recovery has established a “supporter” level of involvement within its organization in order to encourage community participation among individuals not in recovery.

“For years now, we have had inquiries from individuals who have no personal addictions, but who are affected by the alcohol and other drug addictions of friends or relatives,” Young People in Recovery president and CEO Justin Luke Riley said in a March 18 news release.

The announcement means that Young People in Recovery now has three categories of activists: members, chapter leaders and supporters. Organization supporters will receive monthly updates from the organization on national campaigns and events.

Merger discussions between Young People in Recovery and Faces & Voices of Recovery were put on the back burner late last year.