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Volume 5, Issue 1
In this Issue...

> Introduction to This Issue of The Bridge
> What is the Recovery Movement?
> Leadership of the Recovery Movement
> Indicators of the Recovery Movement
> Learning From Similar Social Movements
> Continuity with the Movement Spearheaded by the NAC

> Who is Part of the Recovery Movement?
> Scope of the Recovery Movement

> Components of the Recovery Movement
> Disease Definition & Recovery Movement Goals
>Recovery Coaching

> Effectiveness of the Recovery Movement

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> Introduction to This Issue of The Bridge: The Recovery Movement
By Paul Roman, PhD
University of Georgia
Editor, The Bridge

This issue of The Bridge is focused on multiple aspects of the Recovery Movement that have emerged during recent decades. It appears to be a social movement of potentially great importance, reflecting in some ways earlier efforts by the National Council on Alcoholism (NAC) to move public opinion and practice toward approaching alcoholism as “a disease like any other.” Read More...

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>What is the Recovery Movement?
"Defining the Recovery Movement seems to be a pressing issue for many....Is the Recovery Movement a unified organization of people in recovery? Read More...

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> Leadership of the Recovery Movement
Where is the leadership of the Recovery Movement? Read More...

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> Indicators of the Recovery Movement
How do people know they are part of the Recovery Movement? Read More...

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>Learning from Similar Social Movements
What other past or current movements in American culture are comparable to the Recovery Movement? Read More...

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> Continuity with the Movement Spearheaded by the National Council on Alcoholism
Recovery status was implicit, if known at all, but the destigmatization goals seemed similar... What are the similarities and differences with the current Recovery Movement? Read More...

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>Who is Part of the Recovery Movement?
What is necessary for a person to be part of the Recovery Movement?Read More...


>Scope of the Recovery Movement
Does the ideology and practice of the Recovery Movement include addiction to the Internet, gambling, food? Read More...


>Components of the Recovery Movement
What is the relative importance of providing mutual/peer support in maintaining abstinence from alcohol and drugs? Read More...


>Disease Definition & Recovery Movement Goals
How does the definition of substance use disorders and addiction as "brain diseases" affect the goals of the Recovery Movement? Read More...


>Recovery Coaching
Is "recovery coaching" a product of the Recovery Movement?Read More...

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>Effectiveness of the Recovery Movement
How does the Recovery Movement measure its effectiveness? Read More...

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The Bridge is a semi-annual e-pub that links science and service by providing information and tools on technology transfer and implementation science strategies.


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Coming up soon:

An ATTC White Paper: Health Reform and the Integration of Addiction and Health Care Services, ATTC Network Technology Transfer Committee

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ATTC Resources on Recovery:

Recovery & Recovery Oriented Systems of Care

Related Posts from the ATTC/NIATx Service Improvement Blog:

Earth Day,Google Doodles, & the Recovery Movement

Young People in Recovery: Speaking Up&Reaching Out


Recovery: Going Public

Making Recovery Month Matter

Related Posts from the ATTC Messenger:

Recovery and the National Drug Control Strategy, September 2013

Tribute to the Recovery Movement, September 2014

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Are you interested in contributing to the next issue of The Bridge?
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Email your thoughts about this issue of The Bridge to Maureen Fitzgerald at the ATTC Network Coordinating Office.

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