Today, large addiction recovery celebration events have become an annual public ritual in many communities. Recovery rallies that a decade ago attracted a few hundred now attract tens of thousands of individuals and families in recovery and their allies. The modern era of mass recovery celebrations (at a public level rather than in closed recovery(……)

This week’s blogs is the third of a continuing meditation on stigma, recovery concealment/disclosure, and its personal and social effects.¬† Here are some random thoughts we would like to share for your reflection. ¬†Social Effects of Concealment¬† Recovery concealment (“passing”) offers some level of protection to the individual, but buttresses the social conditions (e.g., public(……)