It’s Time To Talk About Recovery

The only way you are  going to affect real change is by demanding it or buying it and since most of us in recovery don’t have a hell of a lot of money, we will have to demand it. You do that by creating a movement, a grass-roots movement of people who care deeply about something, have an agenda, and are willing to aggregate, lobby and ultimately influence elections to make that agenda into a reality. Those of us in recovery have a lot to be grateful for and many of us have had our worst day and we are living good lives, but there is much that is not right in the bigger world. There is a stigma, there is discrimination, there is suffering, there is intolerance and there is an apathy. Millions of people are hopeless and many will die. This is not ok. It is time to stand up. It is time to coalesce. It is time to make some noise.
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~ by Christopher Kennedy Lawford on June 17, 2010.

One Response to “It’s Time To Talk About Recovery”

  1. Chris, I am with you – for anyone else – check out this link if you are someone who thinks that you get clean and then need to hide your addiction/recovery: http://www.jointogether.org/aboutus/ourpublications/pdf/Advocacy-with-Anonymity-2006.pdf
    Chris Schroeder

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