Recovery Rising is the professional memoir of William White, who, over the span of five decades, evolved through diverse roles (e.g., streetworker, addiction counselor, clinical supervisor, treatment administrator, educator, clinical and organizational consultant, and research scientist) to emerge as the addiction field's preeminent historian and one of its most visionary voices and prolific writers. Recovery Rising contains the stories, reflections, and lessons learned within one man's personal and professional journey. Recounted here are many of the ideas, methods, people, and organizations that shaped the modern history of addiction treatment and recovery. These engaging stories are at times poignant and at times humorous, but always revealing, informative, and inspiring. William White's peers will find their life's work affirmed in these pages and a younger generation of addiction professionals and recovery advocates will feel the passing of a torch.
"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 my service 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 front lines of addiction treatment and recovery support." - Bill White
The book is available through Amazon as an e-book ($9.95) and may be ordered by clicking the following link: Recovery Rising. The softcover edition is coming soon.