Love and Addiction Counseling (Bill White and Jason Schwartz)

[Cross-posted at williamwhitepapers.com] Addiction counseling has become an increasingly professional and pristine affair, and service relationships reflect a more detached process than in years gone by. And yet one worries about the loss of something precious in our current fixation on the technical mastery of evidence-based counseling practices. We would suggest that this endangered precious … Continue reading Love and Addiction Counseling (Bill White and Jason Schwartz)

Continuity of Recovery Support Vs. Replication of Abandonment (Bill White and Jason Schwartz)

[Cross-posted at williamwhitepapers.com] Many people enter addiction treatment in the United States with abuse, abandonment, and loss as central thematic threads within their lives. Such experiences distort one’s self-perceptions (e.g., “I am not worthy of love and respect”), diminish one’s capacity to trust (e.g., “Everyone I love will either abuse or abandon me”) and impede … Continue reading Continuity of Recovery Support Vs. Replication of Abandonment (Bill White and Jason Schwartz)

Toward a “Conspiracy of Hope” (Bill White and Jason Schwartz)

This is being cross-posted from williamwhitepapers.com. Please visit and subscribe. (You won't regret it!) So it is not our job to pass judgment on who will and will not recover from mental illness and the spirit breaking effects of poverty, stigma, dehumanization, degradation and learned helplessness. Rather, our job is to participate in a conspiracy of … Continue reading Toward a “Conspiracy of Hope” (Bill White and Jason Schwartz)