Slaying The Dragon

Slaying The Dragon

Reviewed by bob k. Those among us having a fondness for history are accustomed to being transported to the past, and Mr. White does this deliciously in the second edition of Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America, beginning with a sojourn to Colonial America to meet Dr. … Continue reading

FAVOR Canada

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By AnnMarie McCullough On July 24th 2012, 29-year-old filmmaker Greg Williams,  a person in long term recovery since the age of 17, created a page on “Kickstarter,” a website that facilitates fundraising through online donations. The page contained a video less than 9 minutes long. Though short, this video carried … Continue reading

Culture and Addiction

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By Allen Berger, Ph.D. In this article I want to discuss how our culture sets us up for becoming an addict. Before I do it’s important to realize we are all in a trance. We are hypnotized by our culture. This is not necessarily a bad thing, it just is … Continue reading

My 10 Favourite Recovery Websites

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By John M. I’ll begin by confessing that AA Agnostica is my favourite recovery website and I’ll say no more given that you are currently reading this blog and you will have your own opinions about where it is placed among your favourites. So, in no particular order here is … Continue reading

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

In The Realm Of Hungry Ghosts

Review by Roger C. Nothing sways them from their habit, not illness, not the sacrifice of all earthly goods, not the crushing of their dignity, not the fear of dying, the drive is that relentless. (p. 28) Dr. Gabor Maté derives the title of his book In the Realm of Hungry … Continue reading

Slaying The Dragon

Slaying the Dragon

Review by Marty N. William White’s book is a history of the alcoholism treatment and recovery effort in the U.S., written for treatment professionals and laypersons. It is one of those delightful history books that are heavy on detail and light on argument, so that even if you don’t share … Continue reading