Fan Mail

Fan Mail for the Addiction/Recovery eBulletin®:

“Who knew when Leonard started his recovery bulletin years ago, how pertinent and necessary it would become in the days of hunkering down from the Covid 19 virus.  When one has exhausted all the available online meetings, it is really supportive to have a ‘meeting on paper’ to peruse and feel in someway connected to others.  And that, my friends, is the bedrock our sobriety:  just one drunk helping another, one addict helping another.  Thank yeeeeeeeeew, Leonard!”
—Leslie Jordan
Leslie Jordan Instagram

“I read the eBulletin every week and look forward to all its well researched information, insight, and up-to-date news and features. All of us who have come from the terrors of addiction and experienced miraculous transformations need to stay in touch and help others. Thanks for all you do.”

Shadoe Stevens

“Addiction/Recovery eBulletin is a regular fount of fresh information and wide-ranging perspectives on addiction as it manifests in our culture, and especially in the creative/theatrical/artistic community. Each issue is an entertaining compendium that fascinates, challenges and teaches.”

—Gabor Maté M.D., Author, “In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction,”When the Body Says No: Understanding the Stress-Disease Connection

“I get a ton of emails that don’t matter, but I wanted to take the time out to let you know I appreciate yours! Thanks for your commitment to shedding light on addiction news…”

—Laine Rayman

“Always good. always informative.”

Mackenzie Phillips
Actor, Recovery Advocate

“The Addiction/Recovery eBulletin Is always my reliable go to source. They are in the know … helping families in need with helpful insight guidance towards top rated hospitals, knowledgeable specialists & up to date articles and trends. Great for managing day in day out recovery maintenance…”

—Emmy-Award winner,
Joe Pantoliano

“Thank you for compiling such a thorough list of ‘need to know’ information in the recovery field. It truly helps keep me in the know while hard at work in the trenches with client’s and families who suffer from this disease.”

—Ginny Bahr,
Marin Family Recovery

“The Addiction Recovery e-Bulletin is one of the few emails I look forward to reading each week. Expertly curated, the e-Bulletin is always packed with the latest news, research, and developments within the industry, providing a reliable source of information for writers and journalists reporting on addiction recovery.”

Olivia Pennelle, Founder & Chief Disruptor, Liv’s Recovery Kitchen

“I can easily say the Addiction Recovery eBulletin has become my go to resource for everything to do with addiction — it’s entertaining, informative and cutting edge … in a word … awesome!”

Stephanie Kavoulakos, M.A., LMFT
VP, PR & Marketing, SFV-CAMFT

“Fabulous edition … I am going to reread the article about whether alcoholism is a disease or not. I especially liked the piece about the Olympic swimmers!   Great going!”

—Jo Farkas

“It can be challenging to find relevant and accurate sources of information in the behavioral health industry. THIS IS WHY I read the Addiction Recovery e-Bulletin! It provides a comprehensive balance of cutting edge articles and stories – a wonderful resource for anyone looking to stay on top of what’s new in the field.”

Dylan Lundgren (speaker)
“Transforming Despair into Hope”

“Love your eBulletin — Solid content. Thank you for your contribution and impact — I’d love to write for you someday.”

Kirby Maus, LMFT

“There isn’t a better recovery messenger anywhere.”

—Mark Lundholm, comedian and inspirational speaker
Positive Progression

“Leonard curates relevant content for those of needing to stay current with all matters related to addiction and recovery. I open every eBulletin knowing there will be an exciting read. Being increasingly bombarded with information and needing to be selective, this becomes an extremely valuable service to the recovery community. I have known Leonard for over a decade and have come to anticipate his content.”

—David Wiss

It’s a unique service to addicts and their families. And an informational periodical for the rehab industry. If I don’t ingest the Addiction/Recovery eBulletin, then I immediately need a fix.”

—Paul Krassner,

American author, journalist, comedian, and founder of the magazine The Realist. Krassner became a key figure in the counterculture of the 1960s as a member of Ken Kesey‘s Merry Pranksters.

Feb. 2016

“As an addiction specialist in the Chicago area, I have come to truly appreciate your newsletters. I often share them with staff, the community or repost on our social media. I really value the app information you are gathering. Thank you!!!”

—Dr. Denise Casey

“I have come to look forward to the email from the  Addiction/Recovery eBulletins, as they always cover a wide range of recovery issues.  Many I have re-posted on my social media sites to get the word out about key issues and get people more focused on supporting Recovery. The world also needs to see the Recovering Face of this disease and not just what bad decisions people make when they are in the grasp of and active addictive disorder”

—Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead
Author of Thank You Adversity For Yet Another Test: A Body Mind Spirit Approach for Relieving Chronic Pain Suffering

“As a long-time reader of the Fix, while my life is very active and exciting, I anxiously await my weekly inbox of your publication. Being in long-term recovery, while I don’t agree with some of the articles you post, they are ALL thought-provoking. As a resident of South Florida,I am particularly thrilled with your coverage of the many scams currently being employed in our industry. If there is ever anything I can do to help,please don’t hesitate to call. Keep up the good work. You deserve an attaboy for your fair and honest reporting.”

—Paul Efron

“As always, the eBulletin is awesome. This week, my friend, you hit it ‘out of the park!’ Your open letter was touching to me. I guess I needed to be reminded there are other good people out there. We have some of the Orange County/South Florida ethics bleeding into the Portland, Oregon market. I can’t get the state to even acknowledge there is a problem.”

—Benjamin Randolph
Oregon Trail Recovery



“The Addiction/Recovery eBulletin‘s vast articles of human interest have mass appeal. Leonard and his team make it a point to cover relevant topics, upcoming events and changes in the field. As an interventionist and addiction counselor, I appreciate the cutting edge insight and highly recommend this great source of addiction news. Thank you for keeping us informed.”

—Carmine Thompson

“Solitary in their craft and vulnerable in their sensibilities, writers need contact and connection to beat the devils of dependence and addiction. Writers in Treatment is a haven, and its avatar Leonard Buschel deserves applause and support for his longstanding dedication to keeping artists healthy and their art flowing. The Addiction/ Recovery eBulletin ROCKS! It builds community through communication.”

— Matt Damsker, author of “Rock Voices,” contributor to USA Today, Rolling Stone, formerly of Los Angeles Times, Harford Courant, Phila. Bulletin.

“Love it!!! really appreciate your choice or articles including the psychedelic treatment for PTSD, etc, Sascha Shulgins obit, and commentary on Robert Whitaker’s Anatomy of an Epidemic on how meds aren’t such a good idea. And appreciate all your other choices as well. I really appreciate your balance re substance abuse vs psychedelics used as therapy, and respect for the researchers and pioneers there.”

Hyla Cass, M.D.

Author, 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health, Natural Highs: Supplements, Nutrition, and
Mind-Body Techniques to Help You Feel Good All the Time

“Leonard’s non-judgmental approach works on both personal and professional levels. He’s right that the best way to deal with emotions is to feel them (release). His publication also reflects an open, non-judgmental acceptance of the various forms of drug and alcohol treatment available and the different recovery pathways many former addicts and alcoholics walk. It is refreshing to find someone in our field who knows what is best for him while promulgating the diversities that exist in our field. Abstinence, medication assisted treatment, harm reduction. You get it all in the Addiction/Recovery eBulletin.”

—Howard Josepher, Founder/President, EXPONENTS New York City

“Sure left an impression on us … One of the best Media Website pages around.”

—Dr Kimberly McGeorge, ND, CNH
Sisters of Serenity and Sobriety

“I have enjoyed reading every issue. So appreciate your mission and receiving the news. Thanks much Leonard.”

—Cathy Cerra, ADAP Consulting

“I really enjoy the eBulletin. I found it very informative and it touches on a lot of subjects that normally would never come to light. Keep up the good work! Gratefully.”

—Kitty Bruce
Kitty Bruce

“I’m very fond of Leonard’s eBulletin. It’s informative, interesting, and nice and short (for those of us that are busy). I’ve been in addiction treatment for 25+ years and always want to stay informed. Thanks Leonard for your consistent flow of information as well as entertainment.”

—Marcia Ullett, MA
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Author of Your Best Life Yet: A Journey of Purpose and Passion

“This is an excellent paper and I really appreciate it. I have been a practicing psychologist for over 25 years … I no longer get out to all of the industry activities. This paper helps me feel connected again and stay current with others in a way that is very different from just reading my journals. This is really great work! Congratulations!”

—JoAnne Barge Ph.D.
JoAnne Barge Ph.D. Inc.

“We are proud to support your unbiased and direct approach in providing information to the field. Our ad looks great!!!!”

—Carey Davidson
Recovery Program Management

“Thanks for all you do! I work with addicts/alcoholic parents at risk of losing their kids. Your newsletter will be shared with many!”

—Denise Jeansonne
The San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center

“I just wanted to tell you that I love your eBulletin, and I look forward to reading each edition. Great job man!”

President and CEO
Free Life Enterprises
Roland Williams Consulting

“This was both intriguing and useful for me and the clients.”

—Ellen McGrath, Ph.D.
Bridge Coaching Institute

“Thank you for the information – keep up the great work!”

—Kevin Dixon, CIP, BRI II, CNDAI, CMAC
Founder and President, KD Consulting Corporation

“Leonard Lee Buschel’s prolific work and heart-based contributions to our field include, but are not limited to, the REEL Recovery Film Festival and the increasingly circulated Addiction/Recovery eBulletin.”

—Ben Levenson
Origins Recovery

“Addiction/Recovery bulletin—I find it to be cutting-edge in every way. I personally don’t know of anything else like it out there. I find it to be Relevant information about addiction, has the latest research, love that!! I always learn something. Definitely needs to get out to the general public. Most people are affected by addiction, directly or indirectly in some way. Thank you Leonard Buschel!! Bless you for what you’re doing!! Keep up the good work. I have worked in recovery for almost 4 years.”

—Monique St. Pierre

“Let me congratulate you on the ebulletin – two weeks ago. (sugar, mom’s experience, Gary Busey, films, and something about the recovery industry, and more). Usually I find at least one item that really resonates – could not put that issue down. Bravo!”

—Bruce Mullen

“Thank you so much for the newsletter. It’s wonderful. We have an inpatient facility in San Jose, CA. I appreciate it, have a wonderful day.”

—Katy Mcdowell
Positive Progression

“I look forward to receiving the Addiction/Recovery Bulletin every Tuesday. I feel like it has the perfect balance of the latest research, pop culture, and relevancy to my clients. It is interactive and gives me a lot of information in one place. Keep up the good work! Thank you!”

—Linsay Helmick
MFT Intern, Matrix Institute on Addictions

“I’m isolated geographically (St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, yes I know, poor me) and there are not a lot of therapists on the island, so your newsletter really helps me to keep up with trends, new studies, etc. So please, keep it coming! Thanks for the work you do.”

Linda Spalding

“That looks great Leonard Lee Buschel. Nice layout and easy story selection. I’d say that, between your work and, there’s some healthy competition brewing.”

Mark Ebner

“Some great articles in Leonard’s E-magazine. Mick Meagher is right on!!! Great article Mick. AAC’s stock is down to $1.96 Good job Leo, you relate the news that needs reading. Thanks for your years of keeping the field apprised of the real truth!!”

—Rocky Hill
Manifest Treatment Consulting

“Holy Cow! This ebulletin is amazing! You crank it out, Leonard.”

Tamara Henry
News Anchor, LA Metro

“I always enjoy reading the Addiction/Recovery eBulletin! You compile a vast amount of interesting news – thank you.”

—Kathy Steffens
Sierra Tucson

“Terrific publication Leonard!”

—Edward L Olsen

LCSW, CASAC, SAP. I-CADC, Commissioner Emeritus, National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission, Adjunct Professor, SUNY@ Suffolk Community College, Board of Directors, Long Island Recovery Association

“This is fabulous Leonard!! What a great product!! Amazing!!Very polished and informative publication!!!”

—Denise Klein
Executive Director,
Milestones Ranch Malibu

“I’ve been reading the Addiction/Recovery eBulletin for some time and I look forward to receiving it on a weekly basis. I’m a very busy professional, and I find the succinct details in which the articles are written both informative and enlightening. Please continue with your great work.”

Johanna O’Flaherty, PhD 

Her doctorate in clinical psychology is from Pacifica Graduate Institute.

“I’ve been in recovery for 35 years and I’m always excited when I get the Addiction Recovery eBulletin from Writers in Treatment. The information is always so relevant and interesting; I love to share it with the women clients I work with at New Directions for Women.”

Otis Johnson

“Really interesting articles!!! I poured over it for hours. Thanks, Leonard!”

Claudia W.

“Great new look Leonard! Congrats!”

—Judith Landau
ARISE, Founder & CEO

“Great eBulletin, love love love it!”

Clare Kennedy
Founder at CEO at Addiction Management UK Ltd

“Leonard … Excellent newsletter!!! Congratulations on continuing to implement your Vision and Service!!”

Leonard Bade
Executive Coach and Strategy Consultant

“By far the best bulletin. Only one I open when I get it via email.”

—Matthew Steiner, Addicted Minds

“The Addiction/Recovery eBulletin is the richest source I know of for news about addiction and recovery. Many countries and perspectives are included. I see stories here I see no where else. It has an archive of all past issues. Leonard does an amazing job of finding these stories!”

Tom Horvath
Ph.D., ABPP, President

“Many thanks Leonard; it really is a high quality bulletin.”

—Sean McCollum, June 10, 2014
Head of Operations,
Scottish Drugs Forum

“What a great vehicle. One needn’t search far for a spread of information.”

—Iman Drammeh

“Anyone who needs to keep up with the latest addiction and recovery related information should check out the Addiction/Recovery eBulletin. It’s a fun read and makes you feel like you have your own personal research assistant, clipping articles for you each week. I look forward to my dose of news, courtesy of Leonard and his team, each week.”

—Travis Koplow, Ph.D.

“Leonard, Your Addiction/Recovery eBulletin keeps getting better and better … seriously. “You’re good, you. Yes you are!” (please use DeNiro voice from Analyze This when reading that) I have read The New Fix and and you win hands down! I’m impressed and thought you’d like to know how good it looks/reads. By the way, I remember that old David Frost (was it?) ‘That was the week that was’ – nice touch!”

—Bruce Huberman
Publisher/Editor, The 12 Step Gazette

“I just signed up for your emails, etc. My only comment is to say THANK YOU for doing what you are doing. It is a much needed and much appreciated service.”

—Sarah Mabel

“Thank you Leonard Lee Buschel for the Addiction/Recovery eBulletin. I look forward to it every week and take away tons of information I can use in my job.”

—Sherry Robinson

“This Recovery Tool is always packed full of very valuable and most needed information — thank you, sir — for being a golden nugget of service to us All!!!”

—Deb Grisham

“I love the Addiction Recovery eBulletin as it is a one-stop place to get all the recovery news I need for work and for keeping up in my programs. There is no other resource like it and it fills a great need. I always find something that is inspiring, helpful and interesting in it. Thank you for putting it out and getting me the recovery news that I need in my life.”

—Ruth Hollman
Director: SHARE! Solutions to Homelessness

“Thanks for publishing. You always have such interesting topics.”

—Dr. Louise Stanger, Ed.D, LCSW CIP
All About Interventions

“I am so grateful for the eBulletin – thanks for keeping me informed!”

—Heidi Kingston

“I get a ton of emails that don’t matter, but I wanted to take the time out to let you know I appreciate yours! Thanks for your commitment to shedding light on addiction news…”

—Laine Rayman