Toward a “Conspiracy of Hope” (Bill White and Jason Schwartz)

This is being cross-posted from williamwhitepapers.com. Please visit and subscribe. (You won’t regret it!) So it is not our job to pass judgment on who will and will not recover from mental illness and the spirit breaking effects of poverty, stigma, dehumanization, degradation and learned helplessness. Rather, our job is to participate in a conspiracy of … Continue reading Toward a “Conspiracy of Hope” (Bill White and Jason Schwartz)

Where’s the hope?

Hot off the presses, Obama Administration Announces Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week. 1945 words and the word “recovery” appears 2 times. (No, there are no uses of any other variation of the word.) Zero times in the brief section on treatment. American drug policy may finally be backing away from the war on drugs, but it’s … Continue reading Where’s the hope?

I really hope they are willing to listen to the evidence

If you spend much time following news about addiction treatment, you’ll start to notice a pattern. There’s a lot of skepticism about addiction as a disease and abstinence-based treatment. Somehow, addiction treatment has become a front in the culture wars and articles that attack 12 step recovery (this particular article earned he writer an award) or promote maintenance … Continue reading I really hope they are willing to listen to the evidence

Most popular posts of 2015 – #12 – Hope is created in community

Across the disciplines, we see a movement away from individually focused understandings of hope to more communally and relationally dependent models. Many focus on connectedness as a central aspect of hope. This takes the form of friendship, solidarity, and bearing witness as central relational aspects of hope. Within the recovery model and other models of … Continue reading Most popular posts of 2015 – #12 – Hope is created in community