All Hands In

Our Voice,
Our Community,
Our Recovery!

Serving individuals, family members, friends and allies struggling

with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders

in Northern Illinois.


We are a Peer-Led, Peer-Driven
Recovery Community Organization

Our mission at Northern Illinois Recovery Community Organization is to promote recovery principles for individuals and families in order to strengthen recovery advocacy, peer engagement, and community collaboration in the Northern Illinois area.


NIRCO provides peer-based recovery support services provided by individuals with lived experiences of substance use disorder, mental health, justice involvement, homelessness, and workforce challenges.


NIRCO spearheads advocacy efforts to educate and provide information about substance use disorders and recovery for policy makers and our community. 


We facilitate education and training to inform our communities on recovery management, recovery capital, stigma reduction, NARCAN training, and health & wellness.


The Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care-Illinois Statewide Network works to
establish multiple ROSC Councils to assist communities with
building local recovery-oriented systems of care. 


Join the Northern Illinois Recovery Movement!

Join the Northern Illinois Recovery Movement and help empower our community members to know recovery is possible and rebuild their lives.  Your story can create lasting change for those still suffering in silence. 


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“It's when we start working together that the real healing takes place.”– David Hume