By forming, with the help of the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse, a Recovery Community Organization (RCO), an independent, non-profit that is led and governed by people in recovery and their allies. Establishing a centrally-located recovery community center that serves as the hub for all things recovery-related is a major component of the RCO. Centers are run by a paid peer director and volunteers who help individuals initiate and sustain long-term recovery, rebuild their lives, develop supportive relationships, and become productive community members. Because the war on drugs has become a war on families, another primary focus of the RCO is to assist them in their recovery journey to restoration and wholeness. We have joined the nationwide movement that’s offering help and hope to millions.