Compassionate Beginnings is dedicated to sharing the most recent research about Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery.
Like life itself, this is a work in progress, always evolving, and always growing.
I have been blogging through Tumblr, and have decided to go back to WordPress for ease of posting. If you have signed up for alerts you might see a lot coming in your box for a short time as I am transitioning the posts from one site to another. Otherwise, feel free to sign up for alerts for new blog posts.
Check out the "Scoop It" page on Addiction and Recovery. Scoop It is a new tool that allows you to bulletin board news and information, much like Pintarest does for images.
Historically, intense social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent. Mass media depictions of people with addiction have filled this vacuum, reinforcing stereotypes about people with a preventable and treatable health condition. There are over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. They, their family members, friends and allies are building a grass roots social justice movement. Courageous addiction recovery advocates have come out of the shadows and are organizing to end discrimination and the criminalization of addiction, and advance recovery-based solutions.