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Webinar: The History of Recovery in America  (4191)

09/05/2012 3:00 PM - 09/05/2012 4:00 PM

This Webinar will outline major milestones in the history of addiction recovery in the United States. The presentation will span the rise of Native American recovery circles in the 1700s through the rise of a new recovery advocacy movement and new recovery
support institutions in the opening of the 21st century. The historical relationship between recovery mutual aid societies and professional addiction treatment will also be discussed.

Location: Online - Click here for more information:

Online, DC online
United States

Sponsoring Organizations: NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

Type of Event: Education

Program Agenda: 3pm-4pm EST

Invited Officials / Presenters: Presenter: William (“Bill”) White is a Senior Research Consultant at Chestnut Health Systems, past-chair of the board of Recovery Communities United and a volunteer consultant to Faces and Voices of Recovery. He has a Master’s degree in Addiction Studies
from Goddard College and has worked full time in the addictions field since 1969 as a streetworker, counselor, clinical director, trainer and researcher. Bill has authored or co-authored more than 400 articles, monographs, research reports and book chapters
and 16 books. His book, Slaying the Dragon - The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America, received the McGovern Family Foundation Award for the best book on addiction recovery. Bill’s sustained contributions to the treatment field in the United
States have been acknowledged by awards from the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, NAADAC: The Association of Addiction Professionals, the American Society of Addiction Medicine,
and the Native American Wellbriety Movement. His widely read papers on recovery advocacy are published in the book Let’s Go Make Some History: Chronicles of the New Addiction Recovery Advocacy Movement. He has also recently published two seminal monographs:
Recovery Management and Recovery-oriented Systems of Care: Scientific Rationale and Promising Practices and Peer-based Addiction Recovery Support: History, Theory, Practice and Scientific Evaluation. His collected papers can be found at

Targeted participants for this year's event: 1,000

Invited Participants / Audience: Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists andother helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

Primary Contact:
Misti Storie
1001 N. Fairfax Street, Ste 201

Alexandria, VA  22314

United States



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