Same Mission, Broader ROR Vision –

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The ROR vision is broadening to meet the growing need for recovery help. Google research shows that some 750,000 people search the Internet every day for addiction help. Since Reach Out Recovery (ROR) launched its unique magazine format site seven years ago, dozens of referral sites and recovery treatment centers have used the same style to appear as information sites instead of treatment centers. These are misleading for people seeking reliable information. ROR is the safe resource people really need.

ROR is the only addiction/recovery nonprofit whose sole agenda is education, prevention and support for healthy living. In seven years nothing about ROR’s mission has changed. ROR provides a daily newspaper and over 600 original articles on many subjects, providing a varied user experience for different ages, stages of recovery, and interests.

The ROR platform serves the 23 million people living the recovery lifestyle; the millions of addiction sufferers desperately seeking accessible information about treatment and long-term recovery; and the 120 million people impacted by addiction. Without government funding or advertising from the treatment industry, ROR has provided free and reliable information in an engaging and easy to read format for seven years. The growth of our audience is our proof that this underserved audience is hungry for hope and information.

Broader ROR Vision

ROR has begun its first campaign to raise funds for sustainability from the audience it serves like other nonprofit media groups: from private foundations, companies that support recovery, and visitors like you. ROR now has a shop. You will begin to see the fashion forward recovery pins on your friends and coworkers, recovery posters, the movie that started it all, the co-dependent cookbook, and many other products to promote healthy living and the recovery cause.

Memorial and Honors

Other ways the public can support ROR is to add a friend or loved one who’s rocking recovery to our Honors page. For those who are mourning a lost loved one, the ROR Memorial page is great way to create a lasting memory and support ROR with a small donation at the same time.

Recovery Guidance Portal


What is the Recovery Guidance Portal you see on ROR? Recovery Guidance is a free resource for visitors and subscription site for providers, developed by the founder of ROR. Using the most advanced technology, Recovery Guidance automatically delivers the closest providers to every visitor no matter where they are. Recovery Guidance’s sole purpose is to give addiction and mental healthcare consumers direct access to the full spectrum of care needed for long term recovery, and a review system (like Health Grades) to see what others have to say about the care they received.

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Leslie Glass

Leslie Glass became a recovery advocate and co-founder of Reach Out Recovery in 2011, encouraged by her daughter Lindsey who had struggled with substances as a teen and young adult. Learning how to manage the family disease of addiction with no roadmap to follow inspired the mother and daughter to create Reach Out Recovery's website to help others experiencing the same life-threatening problems. Together they produced the the 2016 ASAM Media Award winning documentary, The Secret World of Recovery, and the teen prevention documentary, The Silent Majority, distributed by American Public Television. Leslie is also the creator of Recovery Guidance, the information website for those seeking addiction and mental healthcare for professionals nationwide. In her career, Leslie has worked in advertising, publishing, and magazines as a writer of both fiction and non fiction. She is the author of 9 bestselling crime novels, featuring NYPD Dt.Sgt. April Woo. Leslie has has served as a Public Member of the Middle States Commission of Higher Education and as a Trustee of the New York City Police Foundation. For from 1990 to 2017, Leslie was the Trustee of the Leslie Glass Foundation.

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