Recovery-Friendly Taos County
36-NM 522, Unit 6
El Prado, NM 87529
(575) 213 – 6002
Recovery-Friendly Taos County envisions a community that promotes freedom from Substance Abuse by mobilizing individuals and community resources to overcome stigma, provide access to services, and support individual, family, and community recovery. “Una Vida Buena y Sana – A Good and Healthful Life”
Our mission is dedicated to promoting a recovery-friendly community through network development of supports, opportunities, access to services, education, and information. We are committed to reducing the barriers created by stigma and replacing it with hope and wellbeing.
Recovery-Friendly Taos County (RFTC) was formed in 2012 in accordance with a larger national and statewide effort to create Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC). It was a challenge that required ongoing collaboration and cooperation between consumers and families, community leaders, advocates, and a range of professionals from healthcare, social service, and criminal justice organizations.
The goal is to foster a recovery-positive environment that welcomes those new to recovery into the community, capable of providing meaningful assistance as they seek to transition from a life dominated by substance abuse or mental health issues to a stable, lasting, self-motivated recovery.
- Partnership Working
- Mutual Respect
- Believing In People
Principles of Recovery
- There are many pathways to recovery
- Recovery is self-directed and empowering
- Recovery involves a personal recognition of the need to change and transformation
- Recovery is holistic
- Recovery has cultural dimensions
- Recovery exists on a continuum of improved health and wellness
- Recovery emerges from hope and gratitude
- Recovery involves a process of healing and self-redefinition
- Recovery involves addressing discrimination and transcending shame and stigma
- Recovery is supported by peers and allies
- Recovery involves (re)joining and (re)building a life in the community
- Recovery is a reality and alive and well in Taos County
Association of Recovery Community Organizations
RFTC has been a Charter member of Faces & Voices’ Association of Recovery Community Organizations (ARCO) since 2013. ARCO encouraged individuals and families in recovery to speak out and be heard about issues of importance to them. RFTC has been actively involved in this initiative as well.
Steve Fuhlendorf – Community Coordinator