Experience, strength and harm

Bleeding Deacons Atop Spiritual Hilltops — A Culture of Recovery Shame

Desperate addicts and alcoholics are being shamed to death by some of the most prized members of AA and NA

Holly Kellums
Mar 3 · 10 min read
Image by Ryan McGuire from Pixabay

Writing about recovery — in a way that people in recovery will actually read and people who are not in recovery can still understand — is no small feat.

Bleeding Deacons Atop Spiritual Hilltops

Because we let them

Photo by Shalom de León on Unsplash

Bleeding Deacons

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Elder Statesmen

Image by Ryan McGuire from Pixabay

Recovery Cultures

Changing the culture of recovery and rewriting the script…

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