I love to organize what I call quick links. These links are organized around a specific topic of my own choosing. Today’s links are addiction recovery articles from my favorite daily news blog, The Huffington Post.
Irene Rubaum-Keller writes “What is Recovery From Addiction? She defines recovery as “It involves trading the easy drug/sex/gambling/food/shopping/alcohol high, with something more difficult to attain that is also more meaningful and lasting. Recovery does not just mean sobriety. It is a more holistic experience that involves improving one’s life in various ways.”
Jamie Lee Curtis has been clean from painkillers for almost 10 years. She recommends letting your hair go grey and to stop wearing heels. The complete article is reprinted from NY Daily News.
David Carr’s memoir on crack cocaine with an excerpt from his book’ “The Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates the Darkest Story of His Life.”
Maia Szalavitz writes: Obama Drug Czar Pick: No Recovery from War on Drugs?
Stanton Peele in “What is Addiction?”, he writes about the civil war going on about the crafting of the DSM-V which is the principal diagnostic manual in the United States.
In Warring Philosophies Regarding Drug Treatment: To Jail or Not Jail for Relapse, Tony Newman addresses this topic. He writes: “It may or may not surprise you that a majority of Americans support treatment instead of incarceration for people struggling with drug addiction. That’s the good news. What you may not know is that there is a raging battle within the treatment community and society at large about how much carrot vs. stick we should use to help people who need treatment.”
Kathie Kane-Willis writes: “The Real Road to Recovery: My Journey from Heroin Addiction to Helping to End the War on Drugs“.
Trey Anastasio, Phish Frontman, Tells Addiction Story on Capitol Hill, Lobbies for Drug Courts, in which he testifies:”My name is Trey Anastasio, and I’m a recovering alcoholic and a proud graduate of the Washington drug court program,” he tells a gathering of drug court professionals and supportive members of Congress. “Yeah, Trey!” yells a Hill staffer in the audience, as if waiting for Anastasio to whip out his guitar.”