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Stigma Reduction Through Contact Strategies

February 28, 2019

Original blog date: May 22, 2015 “We can be convinced logically of the need for intervention and change. But it is the story of one individual that ultimately makes the difference—by offering living proof.”  ― John...

Recovery for the Health of It

February 21, 2019

Original post date: September 28, 2013 The threats to health that occur during active addiction have been widely communicated in the popular media and in the scientific literature, but the health profile of  people in...

Research Opportunity: GAP Study

February 21, 2019

NOTE: This is the update link as of April 15, 2019: https://redcap.vcu.edu/surveys/?s=MJNA4FLD9X Introduction. National surveys have given us with valuable information about rates of alcohol and other drug use, abuse and dependence. Much of what we...

Recovery Pathways Are Not Always Pathways

February 14, 2019

Original Blog Date: June 3, 2016 The addiction recovery experience has been sliced and diced in all manner of categories: secular, spiritual, and religious; natural recovery, peer-assisted, and treatment-assisted; and abstinence-based, moderation-based, and medication-assisted, to...

2019 Ramstad/Kennedy Award Nomination

February 8, 2019

National Recovery Month Planning Partners CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Due Friday, April 26, 2019 Ramstad/Kennedy Annual Award FOR Outstanding Leadership BY a Single State Authority The first annual Ramstad/Kennedy Award was presented in 2008 during a...

Opioid-Affected Families and Children

February 7, 2019

Original Blog Date: July 13, 2016 CALLING ATTENTION TO OPIOID-AFFECTED FAMILIES AND CHILDREN (WILLIAM WHITE AND DR. DENNIS C. DALEY) Fresh proposals to respond to rising opioid use/addiction/deaths arrive daily, but are striking in their...

Chance, Choice, Change, Compete 

February 6, 2019

With the federal passage of the FIRST STEP Act, we finally see action on criminal justice reform! The FIRST STEP Act recently passed and was signed by the President. This was historical. For years, Congress had attempted to pass...

Addiction Treatment (By Itself) Is Not Enough

January 25, 2019

Original Blog Date: September 12, 2014 I have spent more than four decades providing, studying, promoting, and defending addiction treatment, but remain acutely aware of its limitations.  As currently conceived and delivered, most addiction treatment...

“Mama’s in Recovery” – Emilee’s Story

January 22, 2019

Meet Emilee, our January “Mama’s in Recovery” feature story.  Emilee took the time to sit down with Faces & Voices of Recovery to share a bit of her recovery journey. Emilee, now 31 years old,...

The Past Provides the Present

January 13, 2019

And it surely is a gift.  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...