Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the Missouri Recovery Network?
    • The Missouri Recovery Network (MRN) is a statewide recovery advocacy organization devoted to advocating for those in and seeking recovery from a substance use disorder and all those affected by substance use disorders. Our MISSION is to promote awareness of substance use disorders and strengthen recovery.
  • What does the Missouri Recovery Network do?
    • Since 1999, MRN has been the statewide voice of recovery, mobilizing the recovery community to speak out in order to help shape public attitudes, policies, and opportunities for those in and/or seeking recovery.
      Educating: Addiction is not a choice, it’s an illness. Much like asthma or diabetes, there is no cure, but it can be managed. We work tirelessly to break the stigma surrounding addiction and to educate the public with facts about substance use.
      Advocating: As an advocacy organization, we strive to be the voice for those who may not or cannot speak for themselves. We encourage our members to contact their local legislators to discuss how specific bills and priorities can benefit those in or seeking recovery; we host rallies at the State Capitol to be heard and seen; we work with state officials to expand needed services; and our members provide public testimony at appropriation hearings in support of proposed legislation and budgetary requests.
      Celebrating: There are over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, which we believe is very important to recognize and celebrate! MRN plans, hosts, and/or sponsors several recovery events statewide each year to celebrate those who have found recovery.
  • How can I get involved?
    • Become a member: Membership is free and you may join online here.
    • Connect with us on Facebook: Share the message of recovery with your friends and family. You can find us at
    • Contact Your Elected Officials: Make contact with your elected officials, representatives, and senators to advocate for issues that concern you, including the need to fund ongoing recovery services. To locate your state legislator, click here.

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