What is an RCO?
A recovery community organization (RCO) is an independent, non-profit organization led and governed by representatives of local communities of recovery (Peers*) that does any, one, or combination of the following activities. These activities are available to all community members and are not restricted to individuals enrolled in a specific educational, treatment, or residential program.
RCOs increase the visibility and influence of the recovery community and engage in activities that fall under one or more of the three core activities of policy and advocacy activities, recovery-focused community education and outreach programs, and peer recovery support services (PRSS).
* (Peer is the term used to describe people in recovery. They are our peers because we are also in recovery.)