In the opening decade of the 2000s, there were calls from multiple quarters to shift the organizing center of the alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems field from a focus on addiction-related pathology and the nuances of clinical intervention to a focus on  personal, family, and community recovery (See HERE, HERE, and HERE). We spoke(……)

A surging recovery advocacy movement, the rise of new recovery support institutions, and advancements in digital technologies set the stage for the birth and rapid evolution of online digital recovery support platforms. These digital platforms have experienced explosive growth during the current coronavirus pandemic.Ronald Tannebaum and Ken Pomerance, two men in long-term recovery, founded InTheRooms.com (ITR)(……)

In 1998, Mr. Hossein Dezhakam founded the Congress 60 addiction recovery community within the Islamic Republic of Iran. Congress 60 has since grown to embrace more than 110,000 members organized within its 58 branches located within the major population centers of Iran. I have profiled the history and methods of this innovative recovery community (see(……)