About Us

Our Story

Our journey began when we were awarded a contract from the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS) to establish the Recovery Education Collaborative. Recognizing the increasing demand for education and training in the field, BSAS entrusted us with the task of ensuring quality instruction and ongoing learning opportunities for the state’s substance use peer support workforce, as well as the organizations and stakeholders providing recovery support services.

As a collaborative, we believe in the power of synergy.  Together,  we strive to enhance, expand, and deliver comprehensive recovery support education that caters to the diverse needs of individuals, organizations, and communities.

REC Partners

REC is proud to collaborate with a diverse group of partner organizations who share our commitment to providing high quality recovery and education and training. Each partner brings unique expertise and resources to the table, enhancing the impact and reach of our programs and services.

Bay State Community Services is a leading provider of behavioral health and addiction treatment services in Massachusetts. Their extensive experience and comprehensive approach to care greatly contribute to the quality and effectiveness of our training programs.

C4 Innovations advances equitable access to recovery, wellness, and housing stability for people who are systematically marginalized. They collaborate with partners to identify service gaps, redesign systems, and implement evidence-based practices and will be providing technical assistance, training, and evaluation support.

Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) is a statewide advocacy organization focused on raising awareness, reducing stigma, and promoting access to quality addiction treatment and recovery supports. Our collaboration with MOAR strengthens our community connections and helps us address the unique needs of individuals and communities across the state.

Thulani Consulting Group, provides invaluable organizational development and consulting through the lens of racial equity. With their expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion, they play a crucial role in helping us advance our mission of creating an inclusive and equitable recovery education landscape.

Torchlight Recovery brings over 30 years of experience in addiction recovery and community engagement. Their deep roots in Greater Boston and their commitment to building a strong recovery community make them a valuable partner in our efforts to expand access to recovery education and support services.


Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission is to promote lifelong learning enhanced by sustainable recovery for individuals with lived experience in addiction and recovery throughout Massachusetts, by providing culturally responsive educational training programs. We strive to create a community that values and uplifts all its members. We are dedicated to working in partnership with individuals and families to promote recovery, healing, and wellness.

Our Vision is to be a nationally recognized leader in the recovery movement, providing culturally inclusive and community informed education while cultivating leaders for future generations.

Our Values

Communication: Collaboration, Transparency, Active Listening

Service Leadership: Empowerment, Guidance, Support

Humility: Open-Mindedness, Learning, Growth

Authenticity: Genuine, Sincerity, Integrity

Wellness: Holistic, Self-Care, Balance

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