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Since 2001, Faces & Voices of Recovery has been producing position papers, infographics, reports, toolkits and much more.  Click on the link below to view our publications:

A Lesson from Recent Vaping Deaths

Bill White

Posted in: William L. White Publications

Federal officials have tentatively identified the potential source of recently reported vaping-related respiratory illnesses and deaths. The culprit appears to be vitamin E acetate, a substance long used as a nutritional supplement and topical skin treatment but whose oily consistency may make it quite toxic when inhaled via vaping. While these findings are preliminary and…

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A National Survey of Criminal Justice Diversion Programs and Initiatives

Center for Health and Justice at TASC

Posted in: Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement

Across the United States, criminal justice systems are managing record numbers of people with rates of substance use and mental health disorders that are exponentially higher than those of the general public. In recent years, a confluence of factors has created fertile ground for broad-based improvements to criminal justice policy and practice, including overburdened courts,…

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A Public Health Strategy for the Opioid Crisis

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health

Posted in: Advocacy & Public Policy

Drug overdose is now the leading cause of injury death in the United States. Most overdose fatalities involve opioids, which include prescription medication, heroin, and illicit fentanyl. Current data reveal that the overdose crisis affects all demographic groups and that overdose rates are now rising most rapidly among African Americans. This publication provides a public…

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A Recovery Cascade Case Study: NA in the Islamic Republic of Iran

William L. White

Posted in: Recovery Research & Outcomes, William L. White Publications

We recently explored the idea of “recovery cascade”—a sudden surge in personal change that sparks recovery initiation in the heels of past efforts or a collective surge in recovery prevalence at a community or cultural level. While there are examples of the latter in U.S. history (e.g., the explosive growth of the Washingtonian Temperance Society…

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Accreditation Manual

Posted in: Peer Recovery Support Services

In the last ten years, peer recovery support services (PRSS) – distinct from both clinical treatment and mutual aid supports – have become established in the continuum of care for people seeking, stabilizing, and sustaining recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. As these services have been conceived, defined, and developed, organizations have realized…

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Achieving Systems-Based Sustained Recover: A Comprehensive Model for Collegiate Recovery Communities

Kitty S. Harris, Amanda K. Baker, Thomas G. Kimball, and Sterling T. Shumway

Posted in: Children & Families, Collegiate Recovery Communities

The Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery (CSAR) (a Center within the College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University, TTU), has developed a comprehensive Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC). This community provides a model of support and relapse prevention for college students recovering from addictive behaviors—primarily alcohol/drug addiction. TweetShareSharePin0 Shares

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Addendum to Measuring the Promise: A Compendium of Recovery Measures, Volume II

Prepared by: The Evaluation Center @ Human Services Research Institute

Posted in: Recovery Research & Outcomes

Measurement of mental health recovery and service support of recovery is a rapidly growing field. The Evaluation Center@HSRI published a second volume of a compendium of recovery measures in 2005; two years later, new measures have emerged, and existing measures have been revised. TweetShareSharePin0 Shares

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Addiction Epidemiology, Language and Stigma

Laura Kehoe, MD, MPH; Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy

Posted in: Language & Stigma

Presentation slides: a review of epidemiology of addiction, terminology in addiction, language and stigma. TweetShareSharePin0 Shares

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Addiction in the African American Community: The Recovery Legacies of Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X

White, W., Sanders, M. & Sanders, T. (2006). Addiction in the African American Community: The Recovery Legacies of Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X. Counselor, 7(5), 53-58.

Posted in: William L. White Publications

Abstinence-based cultural and religious revitalization movements constitute vibrant responses to the rise of alcohol and other drug problems in communities of color. Such movements often inspire culturally nuanced approaches to addiction treatment and provide culturally legitimate pathways of long-term recovery. The spark that ignites such movements is often a charismatic, recovering individual who uses his…

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Addiction Recovery and the States: Working with the State Substance Abuse Agencies


Posted in: Advocacy & Public Policy

Discusses the Role of NASADAD, Role of SSAs, Describes recovery landscape across States, Highlight some examples from states, and How to connect with your SSA. TweetShareSharePin0 Shares

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