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(……)

Five newly posted interviews and a newly posted paper explore the birth, evolution, growing pains and growing vibrancy of the new recovery advocacy movement in the United States. This movement grew from an increased awareness that, through our prolonged cultural invisibility and silence, people in recovery have contributed to the public perception that recovery was(……)

There is an implicit assumption within prevailing models of addiction treatment that family health improves spontaneously upon recovery initiation of the addicted family member. That assumption is evident in the paucity of family-oriented treatment models and the lack of post-treatment monitoring of family functioning and family member health.  Stephanie Brown performed a great service when(……)