Reflections on 20 Years of WRAP

Twenty years ago this month, WRAP was developed by an amazing group of peers in northern Vermont. WRAP’s 20th birthday has made me think a lot about my own WRAP and what it has meant to me in my own life. Of course, it has been absolutely thrilling to see WRAP spread...

My Recovery Journey: Mary Ellen's Reflections, Part IV

You and I have been on a journey, not just the past four weeks, but for more than three decades. Our journey of recovery has traversed valleys of despair and taken us atop hillsides of hope. There have been unpleasant detours and unexpected surprises. There have been...

My Recovery Journey: Mary Ellen’s Reflections, Part III

Were you ever an impatient youngster, riding in the backseat of the family car, kicking the seat in front of you and asking, “Are we there yet?” If so, you likely heard in response, “Don’t make me turn this car around.” Today, we’re not turning around—we’re still on...

My Recovery Journey: Mary Ellen's Reflections, Part II

by Mary Ellen Copeland Last week we started a journey down memory lane, you might say. As we grow older, memories feel soft around the edges, like fading photographs filled with people you no longer remember. This journey is different. It’s filled with memories of...

My Recovery Journey: Mary Ellen's Reflections, Part I

  Summertime is a time for taking trips and making memories If you are traveling by car, as 38 million of us will this summer, you may be ticking off the mile markers, eagerly wondering, “Are we there yet?” You’ll arrive tired but excited, barely stopping to unpack...