Recovery


Every September, millions of Americans along with their families and other loved ones celebrate National Recovery Month. What originally was started in 1979 asTreatment Works! Month by the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) has now become the pinnacle of recovery celebration and advocacy in the United […]

Closing Out Recovery Month In Texas: The Lone Star State ...


Cheri Garcia visits the Steve Harvey Show to talk about Second Chances.
Cheri Garcia is a trailblazer, which those invested in the lives and value of human connection need to know. Over the last 5 years, Cheri has overcome stacked odds to become one of the highly successful entrepreneurs out of Dallas, Texas. From playing a vital role in Mark Cuban’s Public […]

Dallas Inventor Uses Entrepreneurship to Change Lives and Fuel Second ...




Equity - Hands of different colors
Conversations surrounding race are a reoccurring thing of consequence in most social justice advocacy circles, and have been for some time. Realistically, conversations of race, privilege, and xenophobia have likely been happening since the fear of punishment for such talk was squashed. Fellow recovery and social justice writers have broached […]

Finding Equity in the “R” of Race and Recovery


Gamma Tau, University of North Texas, Group Shot - 2015
Often times when Greek life, fraternity and sorority organizations at colleges and universities, receives public attention it is attributable to negative undertones. Take for example a recent op-ed in Inside Higher Ed, which explores everything from sexual assault, suspensions, to wild parties and destruction of property. Truth be told – […]

Uncommon Support: Recovery and Fraternal Brotherhood






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Lately, many individuals within the public recovery advocacy space have begun discussing what are deemed alternative pathways to recovery. Famed recovery historian and researcher William White has chronicled the variety of pathways to recovery, and recently in a joint-paper with Dr. John Kelly, discusses the principle of “equifinality”, the notion […]

Oppression – Fighting for Equity in Recovery




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On Tuesday, the Center for Disease Control issued new federal guidelines on the prescribing of opioids by primary care physicians, specifically for patients that do not fall into the categories of end-of-life, cancer, and palliative care. The guidelines mark the work of nearly 24 months of work by governmental agencies […]

Efforts to Mitigate Risk, CDC Guidelines for Opioid Therapy Released