Wow sounds like a great gathering and wish I could have been there to be transformed. On the discussion of recovery that Laurie Ahern and Others engaged in, I was also involved in the struggle to keep the funding for Alternatives and for all the SAMHSA funded c/s/x activities. It was and remains an annual battle, today more than ever and much of the controversy continues to be over the competition between the pathological medical model and recovery through empowerment paradigm. Recovery may seem like an overly clinical term and today it is used that way by the system, but as Laurie said the c/s/x movement has used it as “recovery of a full life after being marginalized by the label of mental illness which was really trauma” or for young people who have not yet been labeled recovery of life after trauma. Some of us still use it and it is still dangerous enough that the Murphy/Torrey axis wants the recovery of life movement crushed with the the take your pills and shut up medical model. I have just published a book on this topic called “heartbeats of hope” subtitled”the empowerment way to recover your life.” It’s available through NEC.