Recovery Needs More Spirituality

By Chris McDuffie, MA, CADC-!! I believe cultivating spirituality is critical for those in recovery from addiction, and Buddhism and Twelve Step recovery programs are two powerful spiritual pathways to end suffering. I define spirituality as “nondualistic bonding in love”—whatever our spiritual practice may be, secular or otherwise, cultivating love is essential to our physical,…

Review of the Evidence that AA works – for some

By German Lopez@germanrlopezgerman.lopez@vox.com Mar 11, 2020, 8:30am EDTAddiction & Recovery eNews, March 13, 2020 The 12-step approach doesn’t work for everyone, but it can be as effective as other forms of treatment for some people Addiction treatment based on Alcoholics Anonymous works as well as or better than scientifically proven treatments for alcohol addiction, according to…

In the Rooms

In The Rooms is a free-standing online recovery social network available 24 / 7 / 365 founded by Ken Pomerance and Ronald Tannebaum in 2008. Its purpose is to “give recovering addicts a place to meet and socialize when they’re not in face-to-face meetings.” In the Rooms brings together members of the global recovery community…

AA Proven Effective for Abstinence

Editor Dan Schimmel, LCSW, CAPCreated On March 3rd, 2017  It’s a well-established fact that Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and many other twelve-step programs based on AA, are successful. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be over 2 million AA members worldwide. Joining is free and as simple as showing up. It’s a wonderful program for recovering alcoholics, and it’s…

Recovery After the Pandemic

Recovery After the Pandemic  by William L. White, M.A. Emeritus Research Consultant Chestnut Health Systemsbwhite@chestnut.org Citation: White, W. (2020). Recovery after the pandemic. Posted at www.williamwhitepapers.com The novel coronavirus pandemic will exert profound effects on the future of addiction treatment and recovery. Predicting such effects risks casting one more a fool than prophet, but those concerned…