The rise of an international recovery advocacy movement is, country by country, expanding the physical, psychological, social, and political space in which long-term personal and family recovery can flourish. Earlier posts have highlighted such efforts in Canada, the UK, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Australia, Japan, the Philippines, and East Africa. Today, we explore recovery(……)

  Proverbs are the daughters of experience. (Rwandan proverb)   Knowledge that can be brought to bear on the recovery experience can be drawn from diverse cultural traditions. Such knowledge is often conveyed as metaphors, slogans, or proverbs. Below are a few examples drawn from the traditional wisdom of Africa. Where available, its origins within(……)

In 2001, more than 100 representatives of newly rising recovery advocacy organizations participated in a recovery summit in St. Paul, Minnesota to lay the foundation for a national recovery advocacy movement.  Visions of changing the world flourished amidst the practical details of forging what would become Faces and Voices of Recovery, but even the most(……)