Concerned individuals working to eliminate barriers to recovery from addiction

PAR Vision

A Kentucky free of Stigma and Barriers to Recovery

PAR Mission

People Advocating Recovery is a statewide group of concerned individuals working to eliminate barriers to recovery from addiction.

Get Involved

Join a PAR committee and lend your expertise to our cause. Opportunities include Legislative, Budget, Outreach, Fund Raising, Nominating & Board Development

From Faces & Voices of Recovery

“Recovery” from addiction to alcohol and other drugs is a human experience as old as the human race itself.

It was not until the past decade that federal agencies, policy makers, service providers, and clinicians have begun considering recovery as a desirable outcome that is gradually supplanting mere reductions in drug and alcohol use as the goal of addiction treatment services. Source: Life In Recovery Survey (2013)

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PAR Rally For Recovery

This Is What Recovery Looks Like

The Rally for Recovery is an annual event organized by people in long term recovery from a substance use disorder, their families, and friends. It is primarily a community building effort; we seek to strengthen the bonds between people in recovery, their families and friends and our community.

Advocate. Act. Advance.

Faces & Voices of Recovery

Faces & Voices of Recovery is dedicated to organizing and mobilizing the over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, our families, friends and allies into recovery community organizations and networks, to promote the right and resources to recover through advocacy, education and demonstrating the power and proof of long-term recovery.

Social Media

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For the latest information, news and updates please follow People Advocating Recovery on social media.


What are people saying about PAR?

Mike (Barry) facilitated his messaging seminar in Georgetown on May 19 for the GRACE project-Guiding Recovery and Community Education. What an impact his message had for me. I will shift to recovery language and continue to advocate for community involvement and recovery solutions.
Karen B.
I was present for a (PAR) seminar today and it was so informative. I truly appreciate the time all of you have taken to provide this information to us. I look forward to more contact in the future.
Caroline B.

Board of Directors

Who We Are

Maetta Broadus

Board Member

Carmel Cline

Board Member

Holly Dye

Board Member

Michele McCarthy


Jason Merrick


Tara Moseley

Board Member

Anita Prater


Charlotte Wethington

Board Member

Tony White


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Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. – Mahatma Gandhi