Drug and alcohol dependence is an enigma to the human condition.  Addicts and alcoholics continue to struggle with acceptance of their recovery.  William L. White presented a paper in 2000:  Toward a New Recovery Movement:  Historical Reflections on Recovery, Treatment and Advocacy.  The path to an authentic commitment to recovery is still searching for a substantive beginning.  White expresses some thoughts on the subject worth reading.  Read his paper here.