The Recovery Policy Collaborative is a network of experts in health, human rights, policy, and law who have lived experience with addiction. The network infuses these voices into the creation and implementation of strong public policy, identifies and replicates best practices from across the United States, and builds a diverse bench of public policy leaders by supporting people in recovery.

Our Work

The Recovery Policy Collaborative includes current and former government officials, innovators in the treatment and harm reduction fields, lawyers, doctors, researchers, clinicians, professors, policymakers, tech entrepreneurs, funders, and advocates from across the United States who seek to leverage our collective expertise to advance good public policy on substance use disorder. Through discussion, collaboration, and professional development, we seek to support and advance the diverse voices of people with lived experience to lead in the creation and implementation of good policy. Our network also supports the Addiction and Public Policy Scholars Program by connecting scholars to resources and mentorship. Explore our network of experts here.

Featured Podcasts

Impact of COVID-19 and Changing the Addiction Policy Paradigm

Join Aaron Ferguson, Brandon George, Donald McDonald, and Shelly Weizman for a conversation on key policy issues raised during the COVID-19 pandemic and how the Recovery Policy Collaborative is working together to address them.

Policymaking Through the Lens of Lived Experience

Join Ariel Britt, Tom Coderre, and Shelly Weizman for a conversation about the Recovery Policy Collaborative and the role of people with lived experience in policymaking.