Tom Jackson


Tom Jackson’s day job as a Registered Peer Specialist at Virginia’s Western State Hospital and his night job as an Organizer with the Virginia Recovery Advocacy Project work together to support and advocate for people with co-occurring conditions. His Civil Rights, Anti-War, and HIV/AIDS/LGBTQIA+ rights advocacy, his personal recovery since 1991, and his training in Relational Organizing engage and call others to action to fix our broken treatment system. He finds hope in the dedication and recovery of the clients he works with, in the recovery work he does, in the new PRS Hope Brokers he trains, and in motivating and supporting others to end the war on drugs and make Recovery the Epidemic.