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BRSS TACS advanced effective recovery supports and services for people with mental or substance use disorders and their families.

Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) supported programs, systems, states, territories, and tribes as they implemented effective recovery supports and services for children, youth, families, young adults, adults, seniors, and other diverse populations with mental or substance use disorders.

SAMHSA founded BRSS TACS in 2011. The SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) and the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) co-managed BRSS TACS.

The work of BRSS TACS was enriched by the lived experiences of people in recovery, who played key roles in BRSS TACS project leadership, development, and implementation.

Key Activities

BRSS TACS promoted the planning, adoption, and expansion of sustainable recovery-oriented supports, services, policies, and practices by:

  • Supporting peer-run, recovery community, and family-run organizations
  • Developing shared decision-making tools and other recovery resources
  • Creating policy and practice guidelines
  • Planning and executing expert panels, national and regional summits, state policy academies, learning communities, and virtual events
  • Sharing recovery support tools and video trainings

BRSS TACS Partners

C4 Innovations and its partners led BRSS TACS. Partners included:

  • Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  • Community Catalyst
  • Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR)
  • Georgia Council on Substance Abuse
  • National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD)
  • National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD)
  • National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH)
  • National Empowerment Center (NEC)
  • National Family Dialogue on Substance Use Disorders
  • National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (NFFCMH)
  • New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS)
  • Policy Research Associates, Inc.
  • Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH)
  • Young People in Recovery (YPR)
  • Youth MOVE National (YMN)
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