Dr. Dole always regarded methadone as a legitimate medication to normalize aberrant metabolism and thus behavior in the chronic disease of opioid addiction…Dr. Dole was always at the service of patients and advocacy groups to help resolve issues of stigma and misdirected policies…–Herman Joseph and Joycelyn Sue Woods, 2006 In 1964, Dr. Vincent Dole and(……)

I have argued for years in my publications and speeches that American media outlets contribute to the social stigma that challenges and limits the lives of people in addiction recovery.  Media coverage of recovery has historically been rare and tangential—usually conflated with active addiction and addiction treatment. Recovery is portrayed as an exception to the(……)

  A day is coming when we will gather at state capitals and in our nation’s capital and you will see recovering people in every direction as far as the eyes can see–all offering themselves as LIVING PROOF that recovery is not just a possibility but a living reality.—October 6, 2001 In October 2001, addiction(……)