for Recovery Advocates. AFRA is a statewide membership organization
that embraces people who want to be recovery advocates.
AFRA’s mission is to bring people of Wisconsin together to
end stigma and discrimination against persons with addiction
and to show, through education and advocacy, that recovery
is a reality.
- Stigma reduction through education within the general
- Show people that recovery is real by putting a face to
- Advocacy issues
- Improving access to treatment
- Recovery celebrations
- Represent diversity in our membership
- Become a self-sustaining organization within three years
- Provide resources for friends and family members
What is Recovery Advocacy?
Recovery Advocacy seeks to change public perception about
the nature of, and solutions to, alcohol and other drug addiction.
By providing the public with a message of the hope and the
reality of long-term recovery, we advance public policies
and programs that help initiate and sustain recovery.
In January of 2003, the Wisconsin Women’s Education Network
(WWEN) partnered with WAAODA to expand statewide recovery
advocacy efforts. This was a natural choice because of WAAODA’s
statewide network for advocacy, education, training and collaboration.
The Wisconsin Bureau of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Services (BMHSAS) provided the seed money to establish the
Alliance for Recovery Advocates. AFRA is working in partnership
and housed within WAAODA.
For membership inquiries, please call WAAODA at 608.829.1032
Please note: We do not advocate nor intend that anyone
“In partnership with WAAODA, Inc.