Ki te mea ka taka te kākano ki te wāhi e tika ana ka tinaku, ā, ka pihi ake he tipu hou (If a seed falls in the right place it will germinate and a new seedling will sprout)As William White has argued, recovery is contagious and passes in social networks from one visible ‘carrier’ to(……)

Andy: Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.Red: Hope is a dangerous thing my friend, it can kill a man.–The Shawshank RedemptionIn earlier blogs, we explored the curse of low recovery expectations expressed in policy, professional, and public contexts and how those who work(……)

Those of you who have been reading my weekly blogs these past six months will recognize two simple and enduring themes: Recovery is contagious and recovery is spread by recovery carriers.  Those notions first came to me on April 14, 2010 when I stood to speak at Northeast Treatment Centers’ (NET) dinner honoring NET’s 40th(……)