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Recent blogs on this site have featured Bill White’s Blasts from the Past. Also profiles from our Recovering Moms who are in the know and in the now. I contribute from my lived experience of the past and relate it to the now. I noted that an event would be held in the future—January 24— in Los Angeles, featuring a Recovery Ambassador training followed by a dinner and gala fundraiser. Faces & Voices of Recovery is working on a web site page for and about recovery ambassadors after the L.A. training. We can spotlight all who have taken the training who are now leading recovery advocacy efforts as recovery ambassadors or as recovery carriers. Recovery carriers? Read on for more…
Original Blog Date: September 4, 2015
There is much that the recovery advocacy movement can learn from the LGBT rights movement of recent decades. The latter movement is one of the most successful social movements in history as judged by the speed at which it has elicited broad changes in cultural attitudes and policies of import to the LGBT community.
Addiction Professional, December 27, 2018
Attending Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings had reinforced Alan Wartenberg, MD's recovery for years, until the early 1990s when he started overseeing medical services at New England programs that offered methadone treatment. The reaction the internist says he then received from some members of the NA fellowship ran the gamut from uncomfortable to downright menacing.