News About Addiction, Recovery and Advocacy

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The Top Five Ways to Sabotage Your Loved One’s Recovery

May 26, 2015

Let’s count down on the top ways you can sabotage a loved one’s recovery, starting with: #5 LOOK ON THEM AS DAMAGED GOODS “Well, he’ll never get a decent job with that on his record.”...

Stand up, stand out, speak out, and be proud about it

March 20, 2015

I’m Merlyn Karst. After a long and successful career in corporate America and while living in California, I retired in the late eighties. I then worked as a consultant and dealt with my own issues...

Faces & Voices of Recovery: The Journey Continues

March 20, 2015

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Words of Blame, Words of Shame

March 4, 2015

I hate the words. Enable. Enabler. Enabling. “He wouldn’t be in so much trouble if his parents didn’t enable him.” “She’s an enabler.” “I feel sorry for that family – they’re constantly enabling her.” They...

The Use of Technology In Advancing Recovery Efforts

February 19, 2015

Most of us have become familiar with the concept of modern technology as a “double-edged sword”. Although we find many wonderful benefits in possessing a smart phone, tablet, computers of various forms, or gaming devices,...

“Do We Need the Abuse?”

February 6, 2015

William White’s 2006 work The Rhetoric of Recovery Advocacy: An Essay on the Power of Language is a powerful paper that suggests an essential focus for our recovery community work. He analyses the impact of...

Fighting the Stigma of Addiction

January 21, 2015

Cut the Stigma

December 16, 2014

Faces & Voices Hires New Executive Director

December 12, 2014

It is with great pleasure that Faces & Voices of Recovery announces the hiring of Patty McCarthy Metcalf as our new Executive Director. A long time Faces & Voices board member, Ms. McCarthy Metcalf is...

Recovery Advocacy and Personal Philanthropy by William White & Greg Williams

July 14, 2014

I have written a good deal about the harmful effects of money on social movements – particularly about how recovery advocacy movements can be harmed by too much money, too little money, ill-timed money and...