Frequently Asked Questions

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?

recovery community organization (RCO) is an independent, non-profit organization led and governed by representatives of local communities of recovery that does any, one, or combination of the following activities. These activities are available to all community members and are not restricted to individuals enrolled in a specific educational, treatment, or residential program. 
  • conduct ongoing local recovery support needs assessment surveys or focus groups
  • organize recovery-focused policy and advocacy activities
  • increase recovery workforce capacity and expertise through training and education
  • carry out recovery-focused outreach programs to engage people seeking recovery, in recovery, or in need of recovery-focused support services or events to educate and raise public awareness
  • conduct recovery-focused public and professional education events
  • provide peer recovery support services (PRSS)
  • support the development of recovery support institutions (e.g., education-based recovery support programs, recovery community centers, recovery cafes, recovery ministries, recovery-focused employment programs, recovery-focused prison reentry programs, etc.)
  • host local, regional, or national recovery celebration events
  • collaborate on the integration of recovery-focused activities within local prevention, harm reduction, early intervention, and treatment initiatives

Q. What does Sage’s Army do?

Sage’s Army provides recovery support services through Certified Recovery Specialists and Certified Family Recovery Specialists, hosts a variety of support groups and meetings, provide education to members of the community, and advocate for change for those impacted by substance use. More information can be found on our “Services” page.

Q. What is a Certified Recovery Specialist?

A Certified Recovery Specialist/Certified Family Recovery Specialist is a person with specialized training through the Pennsylvania Certification Board and someone who identifies as a person in recovery. They provide support to people who use drugs and/or family members of people who use drugs to walk with them during their recovery process. They help connect the person to resources in the community and help to increase the person’s health and well-being.

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 continue to provide free services to members of our communities.

Sage’s Army 24/7 HelpLine



Sage’s Army, Inc. was founded in 2012 by Carmen Capozzi following the death of his son, Sage. Sage’s Army is committed to providing a safe and inclusive recovery environment for all people.


Site by Essington Creative