Belief in recovery changes lives!


The Alternatives Conference has offered the newest and best information about peer recovery approaches for almost 30 years. This year, we focus on the power of believing in ourselves, our cultures, and each other. Belief in the promise of peer support and recovery, along with the evidence to support it, has transformed the mental health system and helped grow a national and international community of peers and supporters. Once each year, we gather together to share in a mutual learning process, highlighting our gifts and contributions. The Alternatives Conference reignites our passion and strengthens our commitment to create a world that honors us as full, contributing members of our communities. We are compassionate, and caring leaders who seek to build a better future by learning from each other and moving forward together.

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Funding for this conference was made possible in part by Grant No. SM059955 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by peers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.