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Will Recovery Be A Brand That President Donald Trump Is Known For?

(Article reposted from Young People in Recovery)

I wonder how President-elect Donald Trump will respond to our nation’s top public health matter, addiction recovery. As a husband, father, brother, son, uncle, budding entrepreneur completing my Executive MBA, and a person in long-term recovery, I wonder if he will have the strategic fortitude to know he MUST surround himself with the talented and extraordinary leaders that have the lived experience in this public health matter. If one was tasked with constructing a new building, they would hire leaders that had the unique abilities to undertake such a project. The addiction crisis is no different; we must retain leaders that know how to bring forth comprehensive solutions for addiction through supporting resources for prevention, treatment, and recovery. Continue reading …

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The Johnson Model

In the 1960′s there was an Episcopal priest who was interested in studying addiction as well as a way to stop it. The main concern of this priest was to prevent death by addiction. Vernon Johnson was the Episcopal priest who made it his life goal to help all addicts achieve sobriety. In order to find the right method or methods, he studied 200 recovering alcoholics.

The main question behind his study of the 200 recovering alcoholics was, “What made them want to quit drinking?” Continue reading …

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