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ADVOCACY

OCAAR is dedicated to supporting individuals in and seeking recovery, family members, friends, and anyone impacted by the disease of addiction.  

Our mission to reduce stigma and eliminate discrimination through social change is an important endeavor that our staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers are passionate about and committed to.  Our program areas are advocacy work, educational outreach, and recovery support services.

Advocacy 101

Our advocacy training is available for persons in recovery, friends, family, and other allies.  This training is 2-3 hours long and covers a variety of related information, including; advocacy vs lobbying, deliberative dialogue, how to tell your story, using your story to make an impact, information about the legislative process, and other ways to get involved.  This training is offered free of service and can be customized to fit the needs of the audience.

If you would like to set up a training in your area, click the link below.

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Advocacy 101- Virtual

Our advocacy training is available for persons in recovery, friends, family, and other allies.  This training is 2-3 hours long and covers a variety of related information, including; advocacy vs lobbying, deliberative dialogue, how to tell your story, using your story to make an impact, information about the legislative process, and other ways to get involved.  This training is offered free of service and can be customized to fit the needs of the audience.

Beyond Advocacy 101

Our Beyond Advocacy 101 training was created specifically for those who have been through the OCAAR Advocacy 101 training and would like to learn more about effective advocacy work.

This training will inform participants about effective advocacy techniques and how to share your story for effective change in the public, private and nonprofit sectors

All participants who successfully complete our Beyond Advocacy 101 training will be given a certificate of completion and offered chances to do advocacy work within the legislature and beyond through the OCAAR Advocates program.

Deliberative Dialogue

There are many differing opinions and feelings when it comes to addiction.  Deliberative Dialogue is a way to hold important conversations in communities across complex issues.  OCAAR hosts several deliberative dialogue discussions a year to discuss the intricate details of addiction and move people to take action.  If you are interested in hosting a deliberative dialogue session in your area, click the link below.

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Advocacy with Anonymity

"How can we stand up for our RIGHTS while honoring the ANONYMITY tradition of our TWELLVE_STEP groups?"