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LGBT and Recovery Advocacy Movements (Tom Hill and Bill White)

January 10, 2019

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...

Recovery is Contagious Redux

January 3, 2019

Original Blog Date:  January 25, 2014 Those of you who have been reading my weekly blogs these past six months will recognize two simple and enduring themes: Recovery is contagious and recovery is spread by recovery carriers.  Those notions...

Medication Patients May Find Chilly Reception in NA’s Rooms

January 3, 2019

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...

The Recovery Monographs (Volumes One and Two)

December 28, 2018

Original Blog Date:  March 25, 2016 By the late 1990s, tremendous strides had been achieved in elevating the accessibility and quality of addiction treatment in the U.S., yet leaders in the field were beginning to...

Good Tidings Do Shine

December 21, 2018

I listen to the radio. The seasonal carols have begun. I Hark!—and sing along. I repeat and repeat the sounding joy. Of course, many stories and carols focus on the news of old, proclaiming, “unto...

“Mama’s in Recovery” – Caroline’s Story

December 19, 2018

Meet Caroline, our December “Mama’s in Recovery” feature story.  Caroline took the time to sit down with Faces & Voices of Recovery to share a bit of her recovery journey. Caroline’s story is one we...

Stigma and Recoveryism

December 18, 2018

Original Blog Date:  August 28, 2013 In 2006, Tom Horvath, President of SMART Recovery, penned a brief article in which he coined the termrecoveryism.  He used the term to depict assertions that a particular approach to addiction...

Family Recovery 101

December 12, 2018

Original Blog Date:  December 15, 2017 Knowledge about the effects of addiction on families and the family recovery process has grown exponentially as a result of scientific studies and cumulative clinical experience. Among the most important...

Reflections on a Man and a Movement

December 7, 2018

My relationships with White Bison founder Don Coyhis and with the Native American Wellbriety Movement are among the most important influences on my recovery advocacy and recovery research activities. I first met Don in the late 1990s as rumblings of a...

Intergenerational Healing: Recognition, Resistance, Resilience, and Recovery

November 30, 2018

Essentially, it is thought that the negative effects emanating from group trauma experiences are not only transferred across generations, but that these effects accumulate, such that events occurring at different points in history are part...