Thank you for sharing this you are right. There is no right way, only way or the way. I don’t care how someone gets there as long as they do.
Although history has shown us many examples of the oppressed becoming the oppressor, the emergence of this human habit in the addiction recovery communities is one that raises great concern. Infighting within any social change movement is a common, perhaps even necessary stage, but when people’s lives and well-being are at stake, it seems to me that we ought to shorten this period by taking a step back to regroup and unite. In addition to there being a clear urgent need to break down all silos and any either/or approaches to recovery, the strengths and skills of people in recovery make us ripe to tackle this human habit with a grace that could be a model for the world. It is time that we lead the way.
The bottom line is this: there is no one recovery pathway, resource or strategy that works or doesn’t work for everybody. No resource ought…
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