Brooke M. Feldman

Personal blogging website. Opinions are my own.

When I was first introduced to the idea “recovery” at the age of 13, there wasn’t a cell in my body that identified with the word.  I was in the first of what would go on to be many institutional stays of my adolescent years.  I received 12-step program literature and worksheets to fill out …

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I am a huge fan of the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s (ONDCP) Director Michael Botticelli and hold both him and the transforming ONDCP agency he leads in the highest regard.  I could write endlessly on what an amazing recovery advocate and ally we have found in Director Botticelli and the ONDCP’s recovery-oriented approach …

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Imagine if people living with HIV had been shunned, shamed, alienated and stigmatized for utilizing Antiretroviral therapy (ART) medications.  Imagine if people living with cancer were told that using chemotherapy or radiation treatment was “taking the easy way out” and that they weren’t really in recovery, or if people using blood pressure management medications were …

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