“Life in Recovery”: Report on Faces & Voices of Recovery Survey Findings

Prepared by Alexandre Laudet, Ph.D. for Faces & Voics of Recoverywww.facesandvoicesofrecovery.org  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY“Recovery” from addiction to alcohol and other drugs is a human experience as old as the human race itself. However, it was not until the past decade that federal agencies, policy makers, service providers, and clinicians have begun considering recovery as a desirable outcome…

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Addiction Treatment and Your Health Coverage

http://www.insurancequotes.org/health-insurance/health-resources/addiction-treatment-coverage Addiction was not truly considered a diagnosable and treatable mental illness by the U.S. medical community until about forty years ago. And while we no longer see an addict’s need to use as a failing in good judgment, stigmas still cloud the public image of people who need specialized substance abuse treatment to stop.…

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The Mindful Revolution

By Kate Picker TIME, Monday, Feb. 03, 2014 The raisins sitting in my sweaty palm are getting stickier by the minute. They don’t look particularly appealing, but when instructed by my teacher, I take one in my fingers and examine it. I notice that the raisin’s skin glistens. Looking closer, I see a small indentation…

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