I just learned that Bill White’s memoir Recovery Rising: A Retrospective of Addiction Treatment and Recovery Advocacy is available as an e-book on Amazon. The paper copy should be available soon.
Bill described it this way:
I have worked in the arenas of addiction treatment, recovery research, and recovery advocacy for nearly half a century and have been blessed with opportunities to work with some of the leading policymakers, research scientists, clinicians, and recovery advocates of my generation. At this late stage of my life, it seemed a worthy effort to try to pass on some of the hard-earned lessons I have drawn from this work. Such was the inspiration for turning decades of professional journaling into a book of stories that highlight, through my own experiences, some of the major milestones in the modern history of addiction treatment and recovery.
Recovery Rising contains more than 350 vignettes with accompanying reflective questions that allow readers to explore their own thoughts and experiences related to some of the most challenging issues on the frontlines of addiction treatment and recovery support.
I look forward to reading it and sharing more about it.
If you’re someone who’s a little intimidated by big books or has a pile of unread books on your nightstand, take note of the description mentioning “more than 350 vignettes.” I’m pretty sure that means there are a bunch of independent stories (organized around various themes) that are a page or two long. That means there no big commitment to read 700 pages from front to back, just a page or two whenever you choose.