Meet the White House Drug Czar, a recovering drug addict

Unknown-4“Boticelli is also infectiously optimistic that our country has reached a tipping point making it okay for people to speak openly about their recovery as he does…. A top priority for Boticelli’s office is to promote community-based recovery support centres so addicts in recovery have a place to go and activities to do with other clean and sober people.”

‘In an exclusive interview with USA TODAY, the acting drug czar for the White House talks about what it means to be the first recovering addict and openly gay person to hold the position.’

This is seriously good news and has made a great start to my day! Well done the Obama administration.

ManyFaces1Voice: Michael Askew

UnknownI might be on the other side of the world, but every time I see Michael Askew on film I know I am seeing a true recovery carrier in action. Here is Michael on ManyFaces1Voice.

“Right now, we have to believe that this is a valuable commodity because every time you see somebody in recovery getting well, you know the community is healing. Families are healing, it’s like throwing a rock into the water and that ripple effect…”

Michael Askew is the Manager for the Bridgeport Recovery Community Center under the leadership of Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR).

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