People in recovery have overcome much adversity so in many ways they are uniquely prepared mentally and emotionally to cope with the difficulties they are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, what they are not used to in recovery is isolation and social distancing.
At Faces & Voices of Recovery, we are incredibly proud of the way the members of the Association of Recovery Community Organizations (ARCO) have stepped up to the challenge of keeping their peers engaged in recovery support services despite the countless obstacles they are facing. We’ve spotlighted several ARCO members and their amazing efforts here. Find an RCO near you and visit their websites to see what they're doing to provide virtual peer support here.
Below, you'll find additional resources our team has worked to compile.
Harvard-trained historian Ernest Kurtz loved stories. The power of story and the role of storytelling in personal identity and addiction recovery filled his writings on Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.), and they were…Read More
SAMHSA’s BRSS TACS releases directory of peer recovery coaching training and certification programs The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center…Read More
Social anxiety/phobia, often mischaracterized as extreme shyness, constitutes a potential pathway into addiction and a major obstacle to addiction treatment and recovery. Robert and Kaisha could not be more different…Read More
I believe we live in the greatest era of snake oil salesmen in the history of mankind. —Michael Crichton, Next, 2006 The addictions treatment field has grossly oversold the effectiveness of a…Read More
Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter. –African Proverb From Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: “Why do you write like you’re running out of time?” Me: “Because…Read More
Medical Burden of Disease Among Individuals in Recovery From Alcohol and Other Drug Problems in the United States: Findings From the National Recovery Survey
Eddie, Greene, White, & Kelly, 2019 (Medical Burden)Read More
Whether, when, and to whom?: An investigation of comfort with disclosing alcohol and other drug histories in a nationally representative sample of recovering persons
Earnshaw, Bergman, & Kelly, 2019 (Comfort Disclosing)Read More
Digital Recovery Management: Characterizing Recovery-Specific Social Network Site Participation and Perceived Benefit
Bergman, Kelly, Hoeppner, Vilsaint, & Kelly, 2017 (Digital Recovery)Read More
Attitudes Toward Opioid Use Disorder Medications: Results From a U.S. National Study of Individuals Who Resolved a Substance Use Problem
Bergman, Ashford, & Kelly, 2019 (Opioid Medication Attitudes)Read More
At the very heart of addiction lies the search for power, control, comfort, relief, and pleasure. At first, the drug is a secret superpower that heals, emboldens, and frees us,…Read More