260 Recovery Blogs: 2013-2018

I will be taking a break from these brief reflections on addiction recovery while I work on completing a photo gallery on the history of addiction recovery for this website. During this hiatus, I encourage you to read any of the blogs you may have missed in this series. Below is a listing and links to the 260 recovery blogs that have been posted to date at www.williamwhitepapers.com

Thanks to each of you who have encouraged me to continue this series.  With best wishes, Bill    

 

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)

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

Recovery for the Health of It (September 27)

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, 2014)

On the Shoulders of Giants (November 24, 2013)

In Praise of Patrons (November 28, 2013)

More Varieties of Recovery Experience (November 30, 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 (May16, 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)

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, August1, 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)

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

Further Reflections on “Dual Citizenship” in Recovery (with John Kelly, PhD, October 31, 2014)

Recovery Conversion (November 7, 2014)

The Boundaries of Recovery (November 14)

Predicting Addiction/Recovery Trajectories (November 21)

A Different Kind of Evidence (November 28)

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

The Roots of Recovery Management (December 13)

Recovery: Principles to Service Practices (December 19)

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

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 (with 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 (with Tom Hill, May 22, 2015)

Recovery behind the Walls (with 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 (with Ernie Kurtz, June 19, 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 (with Tom Hill, September 4, 2015)

Kicking People Out of Addiction Treatment: An Update and Commentary (with Izaac Williams, 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?  (with Alisha White, 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 (with Dr. 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 (with Dr. Jean Kilbourne. March 11, 2016)

Rethinking the Characterization of Addiction as a “Relapsing Condition” (with 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. with Beverly Haberle, April 1, 2016)

A New Generation of Recovery Advocates (with Justin Luke Riley, April 8, 2016)

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

The Color of Recovery (April 22, 2016)

A Call for Clinical Humility (with 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 (with Dr. Marc Galanter, Dr. Keith Humphreys, and Dr. John Kelly, May 26, 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 (with 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 (with 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)  

An Open Letter to Members of Congress (March 18, 2017)

The History of Addiction in America (March 23, 2017)

A Movement of Millions, A Movement of One (March 31, 2017)

Redefining the “Recovery Community” (April 7, 2017)

Generation Found: Young People and the Recovery Revolution (April 12, 2017) 

Recoveries Up in Smoke Update (April 14, 2017)

The Revolving Door of Addiction Treatment (April 21, 2017)

Science of Sponsorship Update (April 28, 2017)

Recovery to Resistance (May 1, 2017)

Believe It or Not: Strange Tales from the History of Addiction Treatment (May 5, 2017)

An Intervention Gone Wrong (May 12, 2017)

Troubling New Directions in U.S. Drug Policy (May 16, 2017)

New Resource on Supervision of Peer Recovery Support Services (May 20, 2017)

Life in Recovery from Addiction in Canada (May 26, 2017)

Recovery advocacy is NOT a recovery program (June 2, 2017).

The Drunkard’s Club (June 9, 2017)

Recovery Invisibility (June 15, 2017)

Speaking Truth in Silence (June 30, 2017) 

Narrative-Based Addiction Medicine in an Evidenced-Based World (with Jonathan J. Kopel, June 7, 2017)

Toward a “Conspiracy of Hope” (with Jason Schwartz, July 15, 2017) 

Tales from a Jag-House (July 20, 2017)

A Noteworthy Anniversary: The Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinic (July 24, 2017)

Addiction Recovery in the Islamic Republic of Iran (July 28, 2017)

Best Practices in Recovery Support for Transition Age Youth (August 1, 2017)

The Ecology of Recovery (August 4, 2017). 

The Multiple Pathways of Recovery Conference (August 8, 2017)

Stages and Styles of Addiction Recovery (August 11, 2017)

Jimmy K’s Greatest Idea (August 18, 2017) 

My Story…NOT the Whole Story (August 25, 2017)  

Mechanisms of Change in Addiction Recovery (September 1, 2017)

 SMART Recovery 2017 (September 16, 2017)

Recovery Rising: A Retrospective of Addiction Treatment and Recovery (September 18, 2017)

Recovery History and the New Recovery Consciousness (September 22, 2017) 

Recovery Milestones of the Early 21st Century (September 29, 2017)

Pathways to Freedom (October 6, 2017).    

Denial of Recovery (October 13, 2017)

Recovery and the Eye of History (October 19, 2017)

Mourning to Mass Mobilization (October 27, 2017)

Groundbreaking Survey of Recovery Prevalence and Pathways (November 3, 2017) 

Recovery Challenges among Older Adults (with Randall Webber, November 7, 2017)

Addiction/Recovery as a Family Tradition? (November 17)

Relapse Prevention to Recovery Management (November 24, 2017)

Preserving the History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery (November 27, 2017)

The Supervision of Peer Recovery Support Services (December 1, 2017)

The Karma of Recovery (December 8, 2017)

Family Recovery 101 (December 15, 2017)

Continuity of Recovery Support vs. Replication of Abandonment (with Jason Schwartz, December 22, 2017) 

A Year-End Note of Gratitude (December 29, 2017)

 A Vision of Tobacco-free Recovery Communities (January 5, 2018)

Recovery Support following Overdose or other Medical Emergency (with Rebecca Allen & Phil Valentine, January 12, 2018)

Love and Addiction Counseling (with Jason Schwartz, January 17, 2018)

The Color and Character of AA (January 26, 2018)

Recovery Support Services in Rural and Frontier Communities (with Darrell Keim, Katie Schmeer, Stacey Rosecranz, & Randy Rosecrans, February 11, 2018)

Addiction, Recovery, and Personal Character (February 16, 2018)

Recovery Renewal in the Face of Loss (February 23, 2018)  

The Secular Wing of AA (March 1, 2018)

Addiction as a Brain Disease (Perspectives from the Islamic Republic of Iran, March 8, 2018) 

The Power of Purpose (March 16, 2018)

Couple Recovery (with Robert Navarro, March 22, 2018)

The Future of Recovery Support Part I (with Mike Collins, March 30, 2018) 

The Future of Recovery Support Part II (with Mike Collins, April 6, 2018)

Recovery Wisdom from Africa (April 13, 2018) 

The Role of Medicine in Addiction Treatment (April 19, 2018)

 Recovery Support for People in Medication Assisted Treatment: The Context (April 27, 2018)

Recovery Support for People in Medication Assisted Treatment: Suggested Strategies  (May 4, 2018)

The Curse of Low Recovery Expectations (Part I) (May 11, 2018)

The Curse of Low Recovery Expectations (Part II) (May 18, 2018)

Recovery Management and Old School Social Work (with Mark Sanders, May 24, 2018)  

Recovery Porn: A Story of Healers and Hustlers (June 1, 2018)  

Recovery as an Act of Cultural/Political Resistance (June 8, 2018) 

Quality of Life in Early Recovery and Beyond (June 15, 2018)        

Who is Best Qualified to Provide Recovery Support Services? (June 22, 2018)

Changing the Water (June 29, 2018)  

Attentional Bias in Addiction and Recovery (July 6, 2018) 

The Time Is Now For a Radical Transformation of Addiction Treatment (with Gary Mendell & Samantha Arsenault, July 20, 2018)

Stigma-busting: Sharing the Good News of Recovery at a Professional Level (July 27, 2018)

The Recovery Advocacy Movement in Japan (August 3, 2018) 

New York’s Peer Integration and the Stages of Change Toolkit (August 8, 2018)

Life or Death after a Non-fatal Drug Overdose (August 10, 2018)

Remission/Recovery from Cannabis Use Disorders: New Findings (August 16, 2018)

Recovery Advocacy and the Latino Community (with Angelo Lagares and Gaynelle Gosselin, August 24, 2018)

Variations in Recovery Identity Adoption (August 14, 2018)

Toward a Technology of Hope (August 21, 2018)

Recovery Advocacy in the Philippines (August 28, 2018) 

A Canadian Perspective on Recovery Advocacy (with Erik Haines, October 5, 2018)

Experiencing Release in Recovery (October 12, 2018) 

Recovery Fluency (October 19, 2018) 

The Journey through Tolerance to Compassion in Recovery (with Galen Tinder, October 25, 2018)

A Recovery Stigma Case Study (November 2, 2018) 

The Role of Communities of Recovery in Cultural Healing (November 9, 2018)

Recovery Celebration and Advocacy in Ghana Africa (November 19, 2018)

A Call for Local Recovery Historians (November 23, 2018)

Toward Seven Generations of Recovery Advocacy (with Don Coyhis, November 30, 2018)

Reflections on a Man and a Movement (December 7, 2018)