Educating our community about recovery

We believe that addiction is a chronic disease.  It's essential individuals who have a substance use disorder seek out treatment and support to obtain long-term recovery.  We believe that people can and do recover and go on to live productive lives.
We believe that educating our community is key to restoring dignity and supporting individuals living with a substance use disorder so that they can become productive in their communities.
We have experts in the field that would love to come to speak to your organization or community to explain how the disease works and ways to treat it. 
We are proud to be a founding partner of the Springfield Recovery Community Center where we have Certified Peer Specialists available to provide recovery support.  We also offer free Narcan training every month and offer several recovery support groups and pro-social activities.
If you or someone you know is looking for long-term recovery or more information on substance use disorders, we'd love to help you find what you need.

I am looking for information on substance use and the continuing addiction crisis.

We recommend the following sources:

SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Facing Addiction In America

Faces and Voices of Recovery

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Better Life in Recovery has also produced a family-focused documentary to help parents understand substance use disorders and recovery. 

Not My Child

Helping Families Understand Substance Use and Recovery
Visit the Not My Child website for more information and to schedule a screening.

How can I support recovery in my community

  • Become one of our many volunteers for our recovery community center or our community service projects.

  • Tell your coomunity about Better Life in Recovery and how we are dealing hope and fostering dignity for those who struggle with substance use and mental health issues.

  • Help us organize events.

  • Become a financial donor or sponsor for an event.

  • Become part of our board of directors.

  • Share your story of recovery with us.

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Better Life in Recovery

1925 E. Bennett, Suite J

Springfield, MO  65804