RecoveryBlog

RecoveryBlog: A Blog for Recovery Advocates!

Our recovery advocacy blog is produced by individuals in recovery!  Here you will find commentary and personal discussions on different aspects of addiction recovery and advocacy.

Brain Recovery Following Alcohol Use Disorders

May 17, 2019

Since the early promulgation of addiction as a brain disease, I have warned that such a model could increase rather than decrease addiction-related stigma if not also accompanied by a parallel understanding of the neurobiology...

How to Use Social Media to Make a Difference

May 13, 2019

Social media has a multitude of uses and benefits. Make friends, promote a product, update family on your life, stay in touch with college roommates…the list can go on and on. There are practically endless...

Support National Foster Care Month

May 6, 2019

The month of May is known for many things: the end of the school year, the season of spring and of course, the smell of fresh flowers. But did you know May is also home...

Recovery Cascades

May 3, 2019

Addiction recovery is best viewed as a process rather than an event, but the transition into recovery can sometimes be more a cataclysm than a product of incremental steps—more a lightning strike than a process...

Donating to Charity Without Breaking the Bank

April 29, 2019

If you live an altruistic lifestyle, chances are you already know the impact that donating to local nonprofit organizations has on your community. These charities make a genuine difference in the lives of others near...

Recovery: Children, Adolescents, Transition Age Youth, and Families

April 26, 2019

Considerable efforts are underway at federal, state, and local levels to extend acute and palliative care models of addiction treatment to models of assertive and sustained recovery management (RM) nested within larger recovery orientated systems...

7 Green Ways to Embrace Earth Day

April 22, 2019

Happy Earth Day! Since 1970, Earth Day has existed as a global event recognized by more than 192 countries who are committed to caring for the future of our planet. Today is dedicated to our...

CHAOS, ADDICTION RECOVERY, AND THE POWER OF SYNERGY

April 19, 2019

“What’s the point of a spark of light if it stands alone? The key is, and will always be, synergy.” ― Suzy Kassem People seeking help for the resolution of alcohol and other drug (AOD)...

How to Celebrate World Art Day

April 15, 2019

Ah, the finer things. Painting, music, dance, sculpting… all wonderful components of the arts. In today’s technological world, many people place a heavy emphasis on the fields of math, science and engineering. However, the arts...

With Justice and Liberty for…

April 12, 2019

The FIRST STEP Act was recently passed and was signed by the President. This was historical.  Federal passage of the FIRST STEP Act provides action on criminal justice reform. Ultimately, the FIRST STEP Act is...