Book Extract: Recovery

By Russell BrandActor and Comedian  Here in our glistening citadel of limitless reflecting screens we live on the outside. Today we may awaken and instantly and unthinkingly reach for the phone, its glow reaching our eyes before the light of dawn, its bulletins dart into our minds before even a moment of acknowledgement of this…

A Story to Get Sober In

Does Recovery Kill Great Writing?As I emerged from alcoholism, I had to face down a terrifying question. By Leslie JamisonMarch 13, 2018 The first time I felt it — the buzz — I was almost 13. I didn’t vomit or black out or even embarrass myself. I just loved it. I loved the crackle of…

The Twelve Steps of Forgiveness

A Practical Manual for Moving from Fear to Loveby Paul Ferrini  The Twelve Steps of Forgivenss offers us a process for unlearning our ego-based search for perfection and discovering the inner beauty, guidance and grace that already exist in our lives. It enables us to honor others and establish healthy boundaries that prevent manipulation and…

Book Review: The Recovering

Intoxication and Its Aftermath By Leslie Jamison When Leslie Jamison was a student at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she fell in love with the myth of the alcoholic writer: the myth that liquor fed, not poisoned, great writing. By getting drunk in the same Iowa City bars as 20th-century alcoholic literary giants — John…

Book Review: If You Love Me – A Mother’s Jourmey through her Daughter’s Opioid Addiction

By Maureen Cavanagh  When Maureen Cavanagh, a hardworking small-business owner and resident of the charming, historic town of Marblehead, Mass., clicked on a link to a Salem News story headlined “Marblehead Honor Student Arrested for Prostitution,” her first thought was: “How sad. How very sad.” As she read further, however, her feelings turned to horror.…

My Relationships with White Bison Founder Don Coyhis and with the Native American Wellbriety Movement

by Bill White  My relationships with White Bison founder Don Coyhis and with the Native American Wellbriety Movement are among the most important influences on my recovery advocacy and recovery research activities. I first met Don in the late 1990s as rumblings of a new addiction recovery advocacy movement in the United States were just…

Y12SR Yoga

Yoga of 12-Step Recovery: Teacher TrainingLearn how to support those in addiction recovery (and their loved ones) with a valuable resource for relapse prevention. Integrating the wisdom of yoga with the practical tools of 12-step methodology, Yoga of 12 Step Recovery provides a rich and powerful framework for reintegration with the self and with the…

Women and Alcohol

BUTLER CENTER FOR RESEARCH NOVEMBER 2017 – RESEARCH UPDATEResearch Update is published by the Butler Center for Research to share significant scientific findings from the field of addiction treatment research. With all of the recent attention focused on the opioid crisis, it is easy to overlook the fact that misuse of alcohol continues to be…