Thank you for your interest in the #WeAreRecovery Campaign!

#WeAreRecovery is an opportunity for the millions of individuals in recovery from mental illness and addiction to share their story of hope. You will be empowering and inspiring others by posting a photo and short write-up that captures your recovery story.

We believe that recovery is possible for all, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, or socioeconomic status.  We invite you to join in our celebration of recovery by sharing the highlights of your own recovery journey. Together, we can lift each other up and inspire those that may still be searching for their own path to recovery.

If you would like the chance to be featured as a part of our project, please follow the instructions below to fill out the submission form and upload your photograph. 

If you have any questions about submitting your story, please feel free to contact us.

Submit Your Story:

Contact Information
Additional Information
Birthdate *
E.g., 07/24/2017
Must be 18 years or older to submit.
Photo Attachment

You should be the only person featured in your photo and your photo must be in color.  If your image is not square, we will edit it to a square size so please keep that in mind when submitting.  Your image must be at least 600 x 600 pixels, but less than 5 MB in size.  We can accept images that are .jpg, .jpeg, and .png.

Sample Photo

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Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: png gif jpg jpeg.
Images must be larger than 600x600 pixels.
Recovery Story

#RecoveryAlly: In the space below, please provide a summary of why and/or how you are a recovery ally. Whether you’re a family member, friend, colleague, neighbor, or just know someone in recovery or who has battled addiction/mental illness, we want to hear from you. Your story can be as personal or as broad as you'd like. We encourage you to be creative and reflective. Your first sentence will begin with I’m a #RecoveryAlly and your story will end with #WeAreRecoveryAllies. Click the image below to enlarge it and see an example of how to use this hashtag for your story.

Foul language is not permitted. You are limited to 1,000 characters. We may edit for spelling and punctuation. 

Sample Photo

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More information about text formats


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  • You may post PHP code. You should include <?php ?> tags.
  • You may post Display Suite code. You should include <?php ?> tags when using PHP. The $entity object is available.


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Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
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Terms of Use

Photographic, Video, and Audio Consent and Release Agreement for Publication and Social Media

I hereby give Altarum Institute, its employees, affiliates, and those acting with its authorization, including all vendors, the right and consent to copyright, edit, use, reuse, distribute, and/or publish movies, videotape, quotes, photographic images, narratives, and/or audio of me (and/or my property), and to use such content for Altarum Institute business purposes, which may include public service advertisements and distribution in video format, brochures, print, newspaper, magazine article, internet/intranet, all forms of social media (including, but not limited to, Instagram, Facebook. Twitter) and any other form of media. I further consent that my name and identity may be revealed therein or by descriptive text or commentary and that I am not submitting any information that I consider confidential or proprietary.

I understand that the images and narrative biography of me may be used in public service advertisements to promote recovery/addiction awareness, and that such use may give rise to the impression that I am living with mental illness and/or addiction, I nevertheless consent to this use. I understand that I choose to share such information at my own risk and that Altarum Institute has no control over information I choose to share with others.

I hereby waive any right that I may have to inspect and/or approve the finished product or the advertising copy or printed matter that may be used in connection with my likeness or testimonial or the use to which it may be applied. I agree that I have no rights to the photographs, reproductions, negatives, videos or films, and all rights to such materials belong to Altarum Institute. Further I agree that any uses described herein will be made without compensation or additional consideration.

I hereby represent that my submission to Altarum Institute is original and created by me (not copied), in good taste, legal, accurate and true, non-defamatory, non-threatening, non-confidential, non-proprietary, non-infringing of copyrights owned by others, does not impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent my affiliation with any person or entity, and is relevant for the intended purpose. Altarum Institute may reject your submission, or edit/delete any parts of it that violate this Agreement or edit/delete any parts to improve clarity (e.g., typos)

I understand the information disclosed by this Consent and Release Agreement may be subject to re-disclosure by anyone receiving it, and the information disclosed is not protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. I hereby release, discharge, and agree to hold harmless Altarum Institute, and those acting with its authorization, including its employees, affiliates, and vendors (including any firm publishing and/or distributing the finished product) from and against any liability, claims, or demands in connection with the above matter.

I am at least 18 years of age and am competent to contract in my own name. I have read this release before signing below and I fully understand the contents, meaning, and impact of this release, and sign this agreement freely and without inducement.