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“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...

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...