bill_white_keelyA leading historian of the treatment, recovery and Recovery Oriented Systems of Care movement, William White, has published a new edition of his classic, “Slaying the Dragon”. Let him tell you in his own words.

SlayingTheDragon_2ndEd_coverI want to let you know that the new edition of Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America has just been published.  This second edition contains 31 chapters, 580 pages, and more than 100 photographs of addiction treatment and recovery pioneers. The Table of Contents and a Sample Chapter have been posted at

I don’t know much about promoting books so have always relied on my friends to help get the word out on my new publications.  Please let anyone you think would be interested know that this book can be ordered by going online or calling toll free 1-888-547-8271.

RecoveryNC needs to point out that RCNC’s own Chairman Chris Budnick was co-author of Mr. White’s updated chapter on the history of Narcotics Anonymous. It has been said that a people without their history are a lost people. Many thanks to Bill and Chris for the dedication and the hard work it takes to unearth our history.