Monthly Archives: August 2011

(Mr. Obama??) …and Advocate or 12-Stepper

In the interests of transparency, before I resume answering my friend’s question about the the differences between advocacy and 12-Step Work, I am going to report about the response I got to my letter to President Obama, on the drug … Continue reading

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Our Stories Have Power: Workshop

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Our Stories Have Power Workshop Sponsored by Mountain PAR-People Advocating Recovery Where:                Allen, KY (Old Allen Baptist Church)                     When:                  September 14, 2011                     Time:                    9am-4pm  Workshop Title & Description: Our Stories Have Power: Recovery Community Messaging … Continue reading

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Balancing Advocacy with Anonymity

A friend recently said to me: “I am a member of [a 12-Step Fellowship].  How do I publicly advocate for more services for persons with addiction without violating Traditions?”  (“12-Step” refers to the steps given in the book Alcoholics Anonymous, which … Continue reading

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