I have written a good deal about the harmful effects of money on social movements–particularly about how recovery advocacy movements can be harmed by too much money, too little money, ill-timed money and agenda-tainted money.  That said, there are critical periods in the life of successful social movements that require financial resources, with the long-term(……)

A 1976 national survey of addiction treatment programs in the United States revealed a workforce of nearly 60,000 workers.  The treatment workforce at that time consisted of 31,000 full-time workers and 15,000 part-time paid workers.  The paid professional workforce included 20,000 counselors, 5,000 nurses, 3,000 social workers, 2,500 psychologists, and a small and slowly growing(……)