A Recovery Friendly Community (RFC) is a community that is aware of the pain of addiction and the hard won joy of recovery and does not shy away from either. A RFC lends a helping hand to those in need and celebrates those who are leading healthy and powerful lives. A RFC makes it as easy to get zoning for a sober living center or event as it does for a distillery or alcohol serving event. A RFC reviews and adapts its criminal justice funding and policies to support the sincere recovery efforts of folks who are incarcerated. A RFC speaks out against shame and heralds steps toward healthy change. A RFC is not US versus THEM…it is only US.