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“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...

Toward Seven Generations of Recovery Advocacy

November 30, 2018

In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations. –The Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy That’s all it takes—pressure and time.—Red (Shawshank Redemption) There is a...

A Call for Local Recovery Historians

November 23, 2018

The famed historian Barbara Tuchman once observed that the historian’s greatest challenge was capturing the history of the present—or as she put it, history that is “still smoking.” There is much within the worldwide history...

The Role of Recovery Communities in Cultural Healing

November 9, 2018

Ironically, it is at the margins of society that one discovers the moral center. –Van Jones In a bleeding world, where are the sources of communal healing? When our connecting fabric is shredding under the assault...

Double Duty: How to Make Volunteering Count Twice

April 4, 2016

Not only can volunteering be good for the heart and soul, it can do double duty if you choose your volunteering options wisely. I know what you’re thinking—But I’m already doing good. How can it...

How to Avoid Volunteer Burnout and Dominate Doing Good

March 28, 2016

Doing good in the world can be downright exhausting if you let it. But when you’re on top of your game and giving it all you’ve got in a productive way, you optimize the amount...