ERIC Number: ED435916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Advocacy on Issues Related to Addictions.
Taleff, Michael J.
Advocating for a population with an addictive disorder holds extraordinary challenges, but it also offers extraordinary rewards. The challenge is to embrace a cause with which most people in the United States hold little sympathy. The primary reward is that once advocacy has begun it can help ignite an addicted person's self-respect. This paper outlines some of the salient problems associated with advocating for addictive populations, summarizes ideas for general advocating, and identifies 11 organizations that are currently involved in advocacy. It concludes with a dream of what the end product or goal of successful advocacy might be. (MKA)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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