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Recovery Policy Collaborative

The Recovery Policy Collaborative is a network of experts in health, human rights, policy and law who have lived experience with addiction.

We are current and former government officials, innovators in the treatment, recovery, and harm reduction fields, lawyers, doctors, researchers, clinicians, professors, policymakers, tech entrepreneurs, funders, and advocates from across the US who seek to leverage our collective expertise in the interest of advancing good public policy.

Mission and Purpose 

The Recovery Policy Collaborative seeks to:

  1. Provide a forum for sharing ideas, best practices, connection, and support among people in recovery who are working in government and public policy.
  2. Infuse the voices of lived experience into the creation and implementation of good public policy, advise in the development of policy reforms, and help translate research into actionable policy related to addiction and recovery.
  3. Serve as a cross-systems and cross-country laboratory to (a) identify best practices in individual states and communities across the US and (b) replicate, scale up, and advance good policy around the country.
  4. Build a diverse bench of people in recovery and people with lived experience seeking to launch or enhance professional careers in public policy and to participate in the policy conversation in a substantive way.

The Recovery Policy Collaborative is housed at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law Center. 

Thematic Area: Addiction & Public Policy

Status: Active

Project Personnel

For more information, please contact Shelly Weizman at