Recovery Blog Hiatus

intermission

I will be taking a break from these brief reflections on addiction recovery while I prepare new papers for posting and shift my website to a new content management system. During this time, I encourage you to read any of the blogs you may have missed in this series.  Here is a list of the more than 160 recovery blogs posted to date at www.williamwhitepapers.com. Thanks to each of you who have encouraged me to continue this series.      

Private Grief to Public Advocacy (July 5, 2013)

Critics as Benefactors (July 18, 2013)

Myth, Story, and Recovery (July 23, 2013)

Moral Panics, the Limits of Science, and Professional Responsibility (July 25, 2013)

Recovery Durability:  The 5-year Set Point (July 31, 2013)

Helping Yourself to Recovery (August 5, 2013)

The Work of Addiction Recovery (August 10, 2013)

Recoveries Up in Smoke (August 23, 2013)

Stigma and Recoveryism (August 28, 2013)

New Era of Recovery Support (August 30, 2013)

Recovery Mobilization in East Africa (August 31, 2013)

Recovery Stories before AA (September 6, 2013)

On Hijacked Brains and Social Stigma (September 13, 2013)

A Test of Recovery Management: Or was it? (September 20, 2013)

Recovery for the Health of It (September 27, 2013)

NA Comes of Age (October 7, 2013)

Toward a Global Recovery Advocacy Movement (October 11, 2013)

Recovery & Harm Reduction in Philadelphia (October 20, 2013)

Addiction: A Question of Chronicity (October 26, 2013)

Precovery: “And then the Miracle Occurred” (November 1, 2013)

Passing of a Pioneer (November 14, 2013)

On the Shoulders of Giants (November 24, 2013)

In Praise of Patrons (November 28, 2013)

More Varieties of Recovery Experience (November 30, 2013)

What is Recovery? (December 5, 2013)

Community Recovery (December 7, 2013)

Personal Failure or System Failure? (December 14, 2013)

The Masks of Addiction & Recovery (December 20, 2013)

Recovery in the Wind (December 28, 2013)

Anticipatory Grief and Family Recovery (January 3, 2014)

State of the New Recovery Advocacy Movement (January 11, 2014)

Recovery and Justice (January 17, 2014)

Recovery is Contagious Redux (January 24, 2014)

Advocacy for the Lost (February 1, 2014)

Addiction Recurrence after Prolonged Recovery (February 7, 2014)

Amplified Recovery (February 16, 2014)

Language Abuse (February 21, 2014)

Waiting for Breaking Good: The Media and Addiction Recovery (March 1, 2014)

Recovery Landscapes (March 8, 2014)

Recovery Checkups (March 14, 2014)

Shedding Skins in Recovery (March 21, 2014)

No More Graduations (March 28, 2014)

Stop Kicking People out of Addiction Treatment (April 4, 2014)

A Grieving Parent on the Meaning of Parity (April 11, 2014)

Lessons from an Earlier Era (April 18, 2014)

Radical Recovery Revisited (April 26, 2014)

Reflections on AA’s Resilience (With Ernie Kurtz, May 2, 2014)

Brain Surgery as Addiction Treatment? (May 7, 2014)

Experiencing Spirituality (May 16, 2014)

Pioneer Voices (May 23, 2014)

A Rendezvous with Hope (May 30, 2014)

The Language of Recovery Advocacy (June 7, 2014)

Volunteerism and Addiction Treatment (June 13, 2014)

Recovery Advocacy and Personal Philanthropy (June 19, 2014)

Year of the Dragon (June 29, 2014)

55 Recovery Reflections (July 4, 2014)

Addiction Recovery and Intergenerational Resilience (July 11, 2014)

From the Rooms to the Streets (July 18, 2014)

Recovery for a Higher Purpose (July 24, 2014)

AA Agnostica and the Varieties of AA Experience (With Ernie Kurtz, August 1, 2014)

Drug Legalization and Recovery Space (August 8, 2014)

Recovery in an Age of Cynicism (August 15, 2014)

The Power of Peers (August 22, 2014)

A Tale of Two Men (Science, Spirit, and Recovery) (August 29, 2014)

Personal Reflections on Recovery Month 2014 (September 5, 2014)

Treatment (By Itself) is Not Enough (September 12, 2014)

Stigma and Service Integration (September 19, 2014)

A Milestone for SMART Recovery (September 26, 2014)

Listening across the Stage of Recovery (October 3, 2014)

Stigma Reduction through Recovery Contact (October 10, 2014)

The History of Addiction Counseling in the United States (October 15, 2014)

The Recovery Closet: Reflections on Coming Out Part 1 (October 17, 2014)

The Recovery Closet: Reflections on Coming Out Part 2 (October 22, 2014)

Further Reflections on “Dual Citizenship” in Recovery (Bill White and John Kelly, October 31, 2014)

Recovery Conversion (November 7, 2014)

The Boundaries of Recovery (November 14, 2014)

Predicting Addiction/Recovery Trajectories (November 21, 2014)

A Different Kind of Evidence (November 28, 2014)

Prison-based Recovery Advocacy (The San Quentin Story) (December 4, 2014)

The Roots of Recovery Management (December 13, 2014)

Recovery:  Principles to Service Practices (December 19, 2014)

Testimonies of a Mother and Father (Margot Head and Bill Williams) (December 26, 2014)

Symbolic Firsts in Addiction Recovery (January 2, 2015)

The Recovery Scholarship of Ernest Kurtz (January 9, 2015)

A Person Tribute: Ernie Kurtz (1935-2015) (January 30, 2015)

“Tough Love” Exposed (February 6, 2015)

Day of the Asylum (February 13, 2015)

A Rising Recovery Advocacy Movement in Canada (February 21, 2015)

From Trauma to Transformative Recovery (February 28, 2015)

Community Recovery on the College Campus (Bill White & Kitty Harris, April 7, 2015)

Defining Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (May 1, 2015)

A Different Kind of Inventory (May 7, 2015)

Recent Life-in-Recovery Survey Results (May 15, 2015)

Tribute to a Recovery Management Pioneer (May 20, 2015)

Stigma Reduction through Contact Strategies (Bill White & Tom Hill, May 22, 2015)

Recovery behind the Walls ((Bill White, Chris Budnick, Boyd Pickard, May 29, 2015)

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 (June 5, 2015)

Portraits of Recovery: “Hello, My Name is…” (June 12, 2015)

An 80th Anniversary Tribute to Alcoholics Anonymous (Ernie Kurtz and Bill White) (June 19, 2015)  

100 Recovery Reflections (June 26, 2015)

The Genesis of Recovery (July 10, 2015)

The Edge of Recovery (July 17, 2015)

Recovery of Social Networks (I Story to We Story) (July 24, 2015)

Recovery Justice (July 31, 2015)

Shortening Addiction “Careers” (August 7, 2015)            

The Trajectories of Opioid Addiction (August 14, 2015)

Opioid Addiction: An Open Letter to the 2016 Presidential Candidates (August 20, 2015).

Addiction Neurobiology and Personal Destiny (August 28, 2015)

LGBT and Recovery Advocacy Movements (Tom Hill and Bill White) (September 4, 2015)

Kicking People Out of Addiction Treatment: An Update and Commentary (Izaac Williams and Bill White) (September 11, 2015)

The Field that was Ashamed (And Proud) of Itself (September 18, 2015)

Recovery’s Final Chapters (September 25, 2015)

A Day is Coming: Visions of a New Recovery Advocacy Movement (October 2, 2015)

Where Do We Go From Here? (October 9, 2015)

Media and Recovery: A Rare Tip of the Hat (October 16, 2015)

Anonymity and Advocacy (October 23, 2015)

Dr. Vincent Dole (1913-2006) on Methadone Maintenance Treatment (October 30, 2015)

Variability of Recovery Support Outcomes (November 6, 2015)

With Hope of Cultural Recovery (An Apology to Mexico) (November 13, 2015)

All in the Family (Recovery Resource Review) November 20, 2015

The Science of Sponsorship (November 27, 2015)

Is it Time for Person First Language in Addiction Treatment? (December 4, 2015)

An Anniversary Tribute to Women for Sobriety and Secular Organizations for Sobriety (December 11, 2015)

Rush to Recovery: Rhetoric versus Reality (December 18, 2015)

Pioneers We Have Lost (December 25, 2015)

New Recovery Advocacy Movement Basics (January 1, 2016)

The Future of Addiction Treatment Revisited (January 8, 2016)  

Remembering Ernie Kurtz (January 15, 2016)

Toward a Recovery Economy (January 22, 2016)

Remission/Recovery from Cannabis Use Disorders: New Findings (January 29, 2016)

Recovery and Personal Safety (February 5, 2016)

Recovery of the Unaffiliated (February 12, 2016)

Disengaged Styles of Recovery (Bill White and John Kelly, February 19. 2016)

Recovery Research Hall of Fame (February 26, 2016)

Who Profits from Addiction/Recovery Stigma?  (March 4, 2016)

Woman Pioneers in Recovery Disclosure (Bill White and Jean Kilbourne. March 11, 2016)

Rethinking the Characterization of Addiction as a “Relapsing Condition” (Bill White and Paula Davies Scimeca) (March 18, 2016)

The Recovery Monographs (Volumes One and Two) (March 25, 2016)

Two Iconic Moments in Recovery Disclosure (Operation Understanding and Freedom Fest) (Bill White and Beverly Haberle) (April 1, 2016)

A New Generation of Recovery Advocates (Bill White and Justin Luke Riley. April 8, 2016)

Intergenerational Resistance, Resilience, and Recovery (William White and Don Coyhis) April 15, 2016

The Color of Recovery (April 22, 2016)

A Call for Clinical Humility (William White and Chris Budnick, April 29, 2016)

Recovery as a Cultural Journey (May 6, 2016)

Time for a Recovery Checkup? (May 13, 2016)

Lifting the Veil of Recovery Invisibility (May 20, 2016)

NA & Recovery from Opioid Addiction (Bill White, Dr. Marc Galanter, Dr. Keith Humphreys, and Dr. John Kelly, May 26, 2016)

Invitation for Recovery Research Study (May 31, 2016)

Recovery Pathways are not always a Pathway (June 3, 2016)

Recovery Coaching: Recent Evidence Reviews (June 10, 2016)

Recovery Coaching: Toward Role Clarity (June 17, 2016)

Nature will find a way; so will recovery (June 24, 2016)

Celebrate Recovery 25th Anniversary (July 1, 2016) 

One Dependency for Another? (July 8, 2016)

Calling Attention to Opioid Affected Families and Children (Bill White and Dr. Dennis Daley, July 15, 2016)

Addiction Recovery in Japan (July 22, 2016)

Recovery at the Table (July 29, 2016)

The Future of Recovery Scholarship (August 5, 2016)

Beyond Historical Trauma: Apology for Abuses at US Indian Boarding Schools (August 9, 2016)

Art and Recovery Advocacy (Bill White, Alastair Roy, and Mark Prest, August 12, 2016)

Microaggressions in Recovery (August 19, 2016)

Recovery within Rural and Frontier Communities (August 26, 2016)

African American Recovery Museum (September 2, 2016)

Recovery Support and Connection to Community (September 9, 2016)

Recovery as Heroic Journey (September 16, 2016)

The Boon of Recovery (September 23, 2016)