Addiction Recovery Appointments Project

The Addiction Recovery Appointments Project (ARAP) is a project of Facing Addiction in partnership with Foundation For Recovery. Serving as a talent bank for people openly in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs seeking opportunities to improve our government’s policies and processes, this project is designed to aggressively identify and recruit, prepare and support people in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs to increase the number of people in recovery across the government.

Whether you are a recent graduate or a seasoned professional, if you have ever considered public service, now is the time to share your expertise and give the addiction recovery community a voice at the table. The president appoints more than 4,000 executive branch employees across federal agencies, boards and commissions, ranging from entry-level special assistant and confidential assistant positions up to senior Ambassador and Cabinet-level posts. In addition to full-time appointed positions in Washington, D.C., there are opportunities to serve on boards, advisory committees and grant reviewing groups across the country.

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We serve as a talent bank, counselor and advocate for people openly in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs seeking politically appointed positions in government. The project:

  • Assists and identifies professionals to serve in the administration in coalition with organizations across the country as a project of Facing Addiction
  • Raises the importance of having people openly in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs serving in positions in government
  • Develops and supports a talent bank of people openly in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs interested in federal appointments in Washington, D.C.

Please help us spread the word about ARAP! Send this backgrounder out to colleagues and friends, asking them to consider adding their voice in Washington, DC.

In addition to applying to the Addiction Recovery Appointments Project, applicants should apply directly to the administration. In order to be considered for a presidential appointment, all applicants MUST additionally apply to the White House through the official White House application site at https://greatagain.gov/serve-america-e3c623c4e102#.r37w6hg7c.

Depending on the appointment level,applying and qualifying for  appointments in Washington DC can be a long process- sometimes taking up to a year or more. As long as appointments remain available, the Addiction Recovery Appointments Project will identify people in recovery that can add value through lived experience to positions throughout federal government.

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to provide general guidance for federal appointments and the Addiction Recovery Appointments Project.

The Addiction Recovery Appointments Project is a project of Facing Addiction. Here is the latest list of our partner organizations for this project. If your organization is interested, email us at [email protected].

We look forward to working with you to bring forward the voice of recovery in the upcoming administration.

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Addiction Recovery Appointments Project Visionary Partner

Foundation for Recovery

www.forrecovery.org