Screen Shot 2017-11-29 at 2.04.04 PM.png The purpose of Rethinking Addiction is to bring citizens from all facets of our   community, to come together and work together on the most effective,   impactful strategies and initiatives related to the public health crisis of   addiction.

 We've already got boots on the ground. Together, with our community, we're   currently engaged in creating stronger, deeper connections between non-profits, service providers, and those in recovery. We're also building coalitions that will support the work being done in the field of recovery and addiction, and collaborating to create region-wide initiatives that will better educate the community on how we can actively make the place we call home a true recovery community.

Thank you for your interest in Rethinking Addiction and creating a healthier recovery community across our region. Your advocacy matters, and we couldn't do this work without people like YOU!


We're currently working on initiatives to support a healthier recovery community. We have recently launched the SOAR Initiative - Sober Opportunities and Recreation!


SOAR Logo.pngThe purpose of SOAR is to provide meaningful connections and opportunities for those in recovery across our region to come together. We know that an important part of Recovery is finding outlets for creativity and energy. Through Sober Opportunities and Recreation - SOAR - we hope to bring those in recovery together to enjoy activities and experiences across our region.

Click here to see our interview about SOAR on 9 & 10!

Join us for our next SOAR event on March 7th! We will have an earring making class. All participants will be able to make 1-2 pair of earrings to take home. This class is open to all ages and is FREE. Like all SOAR opportunities, it will be drug and alcohol free.  Visit our SOAR Facebook page or join us on MeetUp for more information!


YPR chapters engage young people in or seeking recovery and their allies in YPR-Logo-Tall-Color-High-Res.pngcommunities across the country to take a stand for recovery. Chapters support young people in or seeking recovery by empowering them to obtain stable employment, secure suitable housing, and continue and complete their educations. Chapters also advocate on the local and state levels for better accessability of these services and other effective recovery resources.

YPR envisions a world where everyone can access the necessary resources to recover from substance abuse disorder and associated high-risk behaviors. 

Learn more about YPR here.

If you're interested in SOAR or YPR, contact Kate Kerr, Director of Communications and Outreach, or 231.346.5218 x 204.