Michael Galipeau recently shared with me his experience of being denied access to disaster relief for his business due to past drug offenses during his addiction years. I encouraged Michael to write an essay on his experience as it reflected what I had heard from others in long-term recovery whose businesses have been disrupted by(……)

What do scientific studies reveal about the accessibility and effectiveness of Narcotics Anonymous for people seeking support for addiction recovery?In April 2020, Marc Galanter (New York University School of Medicine), Keith Humphreys (Stanford University), John Kelly (Harvard Medical School/Recovery Research Institute), and I (Chestnut Health Systems) released a 56-page report addressing this question. The report(……)

Definition of Custodian – a person who has responsibility for or looks after something.We are in a critical stage of the recovery movement in America, and we need to think carefully on what direction we go as a community and what we do to ensure that we expand recovery opportunities for the next generation. We(……)

 Recent essays in this series predicted the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the future of addiction recovery and celebrated the resilience of communities of recovery as they transitioned from face-to-face to online recovery support meetings. This brief article calls attention to those potentially left behind in this transition to digital support and explores the(……)