The Statewide Voice for Recovery
Gallery of MRN Advocacy Efforts & Recovery Events
Heroes in Recovery...
Betty Ford: Legacy of Hope
In 1978, the Ford family staged an intervention and forced Betty to confront her alcoholism and an addiction to opioid analgesics, which had been prescribed in the early 1960s for a pinched nerve. "I liked alcohol," she wrote in her 1987 memoir. "It made me feel warm. And I loved pills. They took away my tension and my pain". She went into treatment for substance abuse.
In 1982, after her recovery, she established the Betty Ford Center (initially called the Betty Ford Clinic) in Rancho Mirage, California, for the treatment of chemical dependency.She served as chair of the board of directors. In addition, she co-authored with Chris Chase a book about her treatment, Betty: A Glad Awakening (1987). - Source: Wikipedia
The Missouri Recovery Network
The Missouri Recovery Network (MRN) has been recognized as the Statewide Voice for Recovery. We have received recognition at the local, state and national levels as an established recovery organization that advocates for change in public attitudes, policies and opportunities for individuals in recovery and seeking recovery. The MRN is recognized as the catalyst that organizes, educates and empowers the recovery community to advocate at all levels: local, state, and national. We model advocacy to show how each of us can make a difference and how our unity has the power to change public attitudes and government policies.
The MRN has a long history of advocating for the benefit of the recovery community in our state since 1999, the MRN mobilizes those in recovery, their families and allies to help end discrimination, broaden social understanding about addiction and recovery, reduce barriers to and support recovery, and achieve an improved public response to alcohol and other drug use disorders as a public health crisis. Recovery needs to involve the individual and their support system and family in order to achieve the foundation needed to sustain long-term recovery and improve their lives which impact communities.