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Field leans on peers, but roles remain ill-defined

January 4, 2018  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
Persons with lived experience of addiction are taking on added importance in the substance use treatment community, given the urgency of the opioid crisis.

A runner in recovery makes great strides on a treadmill

December 15, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
While some holiday shoppers run in circles this weekend, a Colorado runner in recovery will be making progress from a treadmill.

Roommates wanted: New site seeks matches for sober dwellers

August 9, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
article's co-founder says he consistently had seen individuals struggle to find safe living environments in communities after leaving treatment or sober housing.

Sierra Tucson Shares Their Unique Approach to Continuing Care

June 1, 2016  |  Adam Armstrong
In this video, Jaime W. Vinck, Chief Operations Officer of Sierra Tucson, shares the unique approach to continuing care at Sierra Tucson. Listen in as Vinck introduces the ground-breaking mobile application and recovery coaching platform Connect 365, which...

Recovery support initiative prefers coaches with more extended sobriety

February 11, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The recovery support entity ASCENT believes that hiring peer recovery coaches with at least three years of stable recovery will enhance the coaching relationship.

The patient becomes the helper

February 1, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A public radio station's "Kind World" series recently featured an example of one of the most meaningful ways to give back.

Aftercare planning goes formal

January 19, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
Two leading addiction treatment facilities have brought structure to patients' crucial year after treatment.

Recovery stories prominent on redesigned NCADD website

October 27, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence's reconfigured website offers expanded linkages to professional resources and an emphasis on personal experiences of recovery.

BREAKING: Young People in Recovery's growth continues with key affiliation announcement

October 16, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Young People in Recovery, which did not see merger talks with Faces & Voices of recovery come to fruition, has announced a partnership with the Association of Recovery Schools.

Elements website will feature images of recovered lives this month

September 3, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The website will commemorate National Recovery Month with photographs and captions depicting positive moments in recovering persons' lives.

Peer-to-peer support around fitness sees substantial growth

August 20, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Phoenix Multisport recovery community is now active in three states, and is building a structure for faster replication of the concept.

A runner in recovery finds joy in the finish

June 2, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Strong encouragement from his Los Angeles nonprofit treatment program helped Justin Kirkgard progress from barely being able to run a mile to completing a marathon.


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