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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

NASADAD

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.

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Addiction Recovery Mutual Aid Groups in the United States: A Chronology of Founding Dates

Posted in: William L. White Publications

A Chronology of Founding Dates

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Addiction Recovery Peer Service Roles: Recovery Management in Health Reform

Posted in: Peer Recovery Support Services

Addiction Recovery Peer Service Roles: Recovery Management in Health Reform synthesizes and integrates the insights, challenges and ideas generated at the July 1, 2010, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and Faces & Voices of Recovery Roundtable on Peer Recovery Support Services. Local, state and federal officials are embracing a new orientation toward…

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Addiction Recovery Without Treatment

Bill White

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

A just-published review of the scientific literature on untreated remission from alcohol problems by Richard Mellor and colleagues offers insightful clues about the role of professional treatment and non-treatment resources in the resolution of alcohol problems. Here are some key findings and my take on their implications. Only a small subset of people with alcohol…

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