The social stigma attached to addiction is most often portrayed as an attitudinal problem rooted in the lack of knowledge about alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) problems and the prevalence and methods through which they are effectively resolved. The resulting antidotes thus become focused on public/professional education and changing attitudes through increased public contact(……)

“We can be convinced logically of the need for intervention and change. But it is the story of one individual that ultimately makes the difference—by offering living proof.”  ― John Capecci and Timothy Cage Eighty-year old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently commented on the changing American attitudes toward gay people: “The change in people’s(……)

On March 29, 1998, Moyers on Addiction:  Close to Home aired the second program in Bill Moyers’ 5-part PBS documentary series on addiction.  This second program, The Hijacked Brain, marked a turning point in public awareness of addiction as a brain disease.  The scientific research supporting the view of addiction as a brain disease has(……)

The suggestion that there are multiple and diverse pathways of long-term addiction recovery has evolved from a heretical statement to a central tenet of an international recovery advocacy movement. As tens of thousands of people representing diverse recovery experiences stand in unison in September’s recovery celebration events, it is perhaps time to explore and then(……)