For more than 150 years, specialized support for addiction recovery in the United States has rested in two cultural institutions: peer-based recovery mutual aid organizations and professionally-directed addiction treatment.  Recovery historians are noting something quite unique unfolding in recent decades:  the emergence of new recovery support institutions that do not fit the categories of traditional(……)

The suggestion that there are multiple and diverse pathways of long-term addiction recovery has evolved from a heretical statement to a central tenet of an international recovery advocacy movement. As tens of thousands of people representing diverse recovery experiences stand in unison in September’s recovery celebration events, it is perhaps time to explore and then(……)

Research on addiction recovery is quite scant compared to the volumes of research on addiction-related pathologies and clinical interventions.  Additionally, some of the most important research on addiction recovery is buried in academic journals rarely if ever read by the people who need it most–addiction treatment professionals and people needing, seeking or in recovery.  Such(……)

Helping others has been an integral part of the folk wisdom about addiction recovery for more than 250 years.  From early Native American recovery circles, early Euro-American recovery mutual aid societies and the 20th century advent of 12-Step recovery through the ever-widening menu of religious, spiritual and secular recovery pathways, the message has been clear: (……)