Q: Who was Sage?

Sage Capozzi was a promising young man who loved music, golf, and his family. Sadly, one night, he lost his battle with substance use disorder. He was 20 years old. Carmen Capozzi, Sage’s father, started Sage’s Army shortly after his passing to bring awareness to the drug epidemic and to end the stigma surrounding it.

Q: What is a Recovery Community Organization (RCO)?

A Recovery Community Organization (RCO) is an independent, non-profit organization led by representatives of local communities of recovery.  These individuals may be people in long-term recovery, their families and friends, recovery-focused professionals  or simply concerned citizens with an interest in providing support.  The sole mission of an RCO is to mobilize resources within and outside of the recovery community to increase the prevalence and quality of long term recovery from alcohol and other substance use disorders.  Public education, policy advocacy and peer-based recovery support services are the strategies through which this mission is achieved.  RCO’s offer services to individuals and their families, the focus tends to be on peer-based, non-clinical recovery support services.  RCO’s bridge the gap between clinical treatment episode and long-term recovery through the provision of peer-based recovery support services.  RCO staff and volunteers do not provide professional assessments nor do they provide addiction counseling or related clinical services.  RCO’s promote the development of local core recovery values and ethical guidelines to govern the organizational and volunteer decision-making in advocacy and peer-support activities.

Q: What does Sage's Army do?

Since 2012, Sage’s Army has been active in the community through various projects such as community events, school presentations, family groups, and more. We have partnered with many organizations to increase our strength while asking our government for a response to the drug epidemic. Additionally, in 2017, we started the Sage’s Army HelpLine as a resource for our community members who are seeking assistance with substance use issues.

Q: What is a Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS)?

A Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) who works closely with the Case Management staff to assist clients. The main goal is to focus on the recovery process.

What do they do?

  • The CRS initializes the client into early recovery and positions them for long term success
  • They work to facilitate seamless transitions in level of care changes to ensure that the client remains engaged in a continuum of care.
  • They assist clients in accessing various community resources and social services (education, housing, transportation, recovery supports, etc.)
  • Gives guidance on the recovery process and recovery education.
  • Helps to develop a Personal Recovery Plan
  • Will provide Telephone Recovery Support
  • Introduce and engage the client in the recovery community
  • Provide support before, during, and after treatment
  • Do advocacy work in the community
  • Will provide outreach to individuals in early recovery
  • Assist with Recovery Support Groups
  • Makes referrals to the Case Management Services

These services are all free of charge. If you are interested in Certified Recovery Specialist services, please call 724-863-5433 or please email admin@sagesarmy.com

Q: How do I volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering with Sage’s Army, please contact us here. We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to join our cause!

Q: How do I donate?

Donating to Sage’s Army is quick and easy — just visit our donation page and follow the instructions. All donations to our organization are greatly appreciated and will be used to fund our life-saving mission.



Sage’s Army, Inc. was founded in 2012 by Carmen Capozzi following the death of his son, Sage. Sage’s Army is dedicated to bringing awareness, compassion, and action to communities affected by the drug epidemic.


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