Implementation & Evidence Posts

Wellness Recovery Action Planning and Addiction Recovery: Laying a Foundation for Empowerment

This article is the second in a four-part series that discusses some of the benefits a Wellness Recovery Action Plan can offer people with addictions, summarizes the components of my plan, and shares examples of ways I have applied them to my recovery. These examples...

Part 2: WRAP Empowers Guests at Hacienda of Hope

This article is the second part of a two-part series about the amazing work Hacienda of Hope is doing in California. Read Part 1 here. In Part 1 of this two-part series, we explored the origins of WRAP at Hacienda of Hope in Los Angeles County, California. In Part 2,...

“I Am Them”: Transforming the World Through WRAP

Transformational leaders have an authentic voice. They understand that language helps create reality and that hope is essential for awakening the hero that lives in all of us. Mary Ellen Copeland is such a leader, and I’m honored to have had the opportunity to share...

WRAP Is a Recipe for Life

My mother kept all her recipes loose in a box under the bed. If we wanted to bake cinnamon buns, my elder sister and I could spend an entire Saturday morning helping Mom sort through all the recipes hoping to find the right one. If my mother had had a proper recipe...