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About PFR

Partners for Recovery (PFR) is an initiative sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). It addresses issues of national significance and is also field- and consumer-driven. The PFR initiative supports and provides technical resources to those who deliver services for the prevention and treatment of substance use and mental health disorders and seeks to build capacity and improve services and systems of care.

In 2005, PFR was broadened from a focus on addiction treatment to be a SAMHSA-wide initiative. The PFR Steering Committee, which guides and provides leadership to PFR, now includes representation from all three disciplines - substance abuse prevention, addictions treatment, and mental health.

PFR core activities include:

  • Supporting and facilitating the development of recovery-oriented systems of care in States and communities;
  • Fostering collaboration among the various systems that impact those with substance use and mental health disorders (e.g., primary care, child welfare, criminal justice);
  • Equipping recovering individuals, providers, State and local governments, and other stakeholders with the tools to respond to stigma;
  • Developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy to address workforce issues for the addictions treatment and recovery field; and
  • Preparing the next generation of leaders in the substance use and mental health fields.

For more information please see our Fact Sheet (2pp, PDF, 76KB) on Partners for Recovery.

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