Carry the message. And if you must, use words.                         –Dr. Robert Smith, Co-founder, Alcoholics Anonymous    What can I do to help spur the development of recovery advocacy and new recovery support services within my local community? What can I do to support the larger cultural and political mobilization of people in recovery and(……)

  Introduction Exploring the sociological concepts of “courtesy stigma” and “dirty work” affords important insights into how the addiction-related social stigma gets acted out within and between individuals and organizations within the addiction treatment and recovery support arenas.  This essay explores how socially-induced shame serves as a catalyst for a number of destructive dynamics within(……)