Can America Recover? Author and Recovery Luminary Evan Haines Joins Us!

RMA-Episode 78 Show Notes:

 

Can America Recover? Evan Haines sure thinks so, and he is our guest this week on RMA. In addition to being the co-founder and co-CEO of Oro House Recovery Centers, Evan, along with his partner Bob Forest, are the authors of the new book, Can America Recover, a sprawling look at the past, present and future of the recovery movement in America, and where America itself fits into the addiction narrative.

Can America Recover posits that treating the symptoms of the individual and treating the addict as a scapegoat, absolve us from the pressing need to address the larger, more intractable social problems of childhood trauma, alienation and isolation that are the breeding grounds for addiction. 

 

Oro Recovery believes that the way to treat addiction is not by using shame or forcing a client to adhere to a rigid set of rules, but through compassionate care, deep listening and creating an environment where the individual feels empowered to utilize the healing power that already exists inside of them.  

 

It’s a great conversation with a fascinating polymath, and we know you’re going to like this one. 

 

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