Minnesota Recovery Connection builds Recovery Capital
in individuals, families and communities.

Who we are:

Minnesota Recovery Connection is a Recovery Community Organization (RCO), led and governed by representatives of local communities of recovery. We honor all pathways to recovery and are not a treatment provider. Rather, we exist to fill gaps in systems of care, connecting people to support and services that help make long-term recovery from substance use disorder possible. We do this by providing peer-to-peer recovery support services, public education, and advocacy.

Connect to recovery support:

Whether you are seeking support for yourself, a family member or a friend, we have free resources to help you take the next step in your recovery journey. Our team has personal experience with substance use disorders and recovery, and we’re here to help. 

Learn about recovery:

Substance use disorders and recovery are often misunderstood, stigmatized, or misrepresented. Check out our educational resources and programs and learn about the many faces of recovery and its multiple pathways. There is no wrong door to recovery!

Be a recovery ambassador:

Recovery is contagious. Help us spread recovery and break the stigma of addiction by being a recovery ambassador. From using non-stigmatizing language to advocating for parity in our systems of care, you can help create a recovery-oriented society. 

Our mission and vision:

Our mission is to strengthen the recovery community through peer-to-peer support services, public education, and advocacy. We envision a recovery-oriented society. A society where everyone understands that substance use disorder is a medical condition and people do recover. A society where choosing recovery means rejecting shame, stigma and discrimination. A society where people in recovery live life fully.

Minnesota Recovery Connection envisions a world where recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs is understood, promoted, embraced, and enjoyed.

Recent Blogs

Team Kick it for Kellie at the Minnesota State Capitol

Walking for Recovery: Beckie Lillehei and Team Kick It for Kellie

The Walk for Recovery is an essential event for community members and families to gather where their stories are understood and accepted. Team Kick it for Kellie 7.0 has been participating in the Walk for Recovery since 2016 and is ready to walk again this year! To this team, the walk is a day to hug as many people as possible and support other families who have lost children to substance use disorders. Beckie Lillehei, team Kick it for Kellie 7.0’s captain, shared her mission and story with us as she is getting ready to prepare her walk team for 2022.

Interviewee Krista with her children

Walking for Recovery: Krista Lunzer and Team Emily

“We were surrounded by people who supported us with so much love.” The Walk for Recovery is an essential community event to model hope and break the stigma of addiction. Thousands of people come together to enjoy a day of music, food, dance, and fun activities for all ages. For some, it is also a

Image of voluenteer Frankie

Volunteer Spotlight: Frankie Churchill

Minnesota Recovery Connection is a Recovery Community Organization – a grassroots nonprofit whose staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors are all people in personal or family recovery or are community allies. We are dedicated to strengthening the recovery community and are proud to share our stories. This month, we’re spotlighting volunteer Frankie! MRC: How did