The international recovery advocacy (and peer recovery support) movement is marked by the proliferation of grassroots recovery community organizations (RCOs) that are distinct from traditional addiction treatment organizations and recovery mutual aid societies. The broad array of activities of RCOs includes advocacy for research on the prevalence, pathways, styles and stages of long-term personal and(……)

The recovery movement has lost a beloved servant. Dr. Tom McGovern, a pioneer in the professionalization of addiction counseling, died March 21, 2022 at the age of 86. He was Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Texas Tech University’s Health Sciences Center and Director of its Center for Ethics, Humanities and Spirituality—having been what his colleagues(……)