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SAMHSA Program to Advance Recovery Knowledge


Equity. Recovery. Lived Experience.

SAMHSA Program to Advance Recovery Knowledge (SPARK) is a national technical assistance center to support transformational, recovery-oriented change for every state, tribal, and territorial behavioral health system and promote equitable access to recovery supports in the United States. SPARK collaborations include people in recovery from mental health and substance use conditions, their family members and caregivers, as well as state, tribal, and local authorities.

SPARK is supported by SAMHSA’s Office of Recovery and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment to advance recovery-oriented systems of care across the nation for people with mental health and/or substance use conditions.


SPARK helps to embed recovery-oriented approaches in behavioral health systems and address systemic inequities that disproportionately impact access to recovery supports and services for underserved and under-resourced populations and communities. 

SPARK forges partnerships with all people, families, and communities impacted by mental health, substance use, and behavioral health conditions to support recovery, resiliency, and wellness.

SPARK Services

  • Support to implement and sustain recovery-oriented systems of care
  • Consultation and strategies to advance equitable access to recovery supports and services
  • Organizational and leadership development
  • Infrastructure and capacity development
  • Other consultation to advance recovery-oriented supports, services, and systems

SPARK provides training and technical assistance (TA) to expand recovery supports and services in states, tribes, territories, and communities.

Learn more about Recovery and Recovery Support and Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy.

Stay tuned - our resource center is coming soon!

Contact SPARK

For any questions about SPARK and our work, email or call us at 781-247-1724. Click on "Request TA" button below to contact us.

Connect with SPARK

Subscribe to SPARK’s e-newsletter to receive information about training and technical assistance, upcoming events and webinars, new products and publications, and other updates and opportunities.

SPARK Partners

SPARK Partners

SPARK is led by C4 Innovations with Faces & Voices of Recovery, Alliance for Rights and Recovery (formerly NYAPRS), and National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. Additional partners include the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, Center for Applied Research Solutions, and Advocates for Human Potential, along with a national faculty and steering committee and other expert consultants.

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Last Updated: 01/30/2024
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