Chris Budnick, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS has worked in the addiction treatment and recovery field since 1993. Chris became a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in 1998. He graduated from East Carolina University in 2000 with a Master of Social Work. Chris has been fully licensed as a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist since 2001; a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2002; and a Clinical Certified Supervisor since 2003. He was an intern from 1999 to 2000 with Healing Transitions and has been employed with them since 2000. He currently serves as executive director.
Chris has been an Adjunct Instructor with the North Carolina State University Department of Social Work since 2002. He has served on their Advisory Board since 2003, serving as chair on two different occasions. Chris presently serves on the board of directors for Recovery Alliance Initiative, Downtown Raleigh Alliance, and Preserving the Message. He also serves on the board of advisors for Wake Monarch Academy.
Chris has conducted trainings and presentations nationally and internationally. Some of his most rewarding work has been research, publication and presentation of the history of mutual aid recovery fellowships for persons with drug addiction in collaboration with Mr. William White and Mr. Boyd Pickard.
White, W., Budnick, C., & Pickard B. (2014). The Birth, Rebirth, and Evolution of Narcotics Anonymous. In White. W., Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America (2nd ed., pp. 326 – 349). Bloomington, Ill: Chestnut Health Systems.
Budnick, C., Pickard, B., & White, W. (2013). Narcotics Anonymous Chronology Volume One 2nd Edition 1892 –1976.
Topal, S. K., Budnick, C. & White, W. L. (2016). Peer Recovery Support By Prison Correspondence. Counselor, (17)1, 48 – 51.
White, W., Budnick, C. & Pickard, B. (2013). Narcotics Anonymous comes of age: A 60th anniversary professional tribute. Counselor, (14)5, 54 – 57.
White, W. & Budnick, C. (2012). Al-Anon, Alateen, and Professional Studies of Alcoholism and the Family: A Chronology.
White, W., Budnick, C., Pickard ,B., (2011). Jimmy K. and the Founding of Narcotics Anonymous. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, (29)2, 176 – 178.
White, W., Budnick, C. & Pickard, B. (2011). Narcotics Anonymous: A chronology of the scientific and professional literature.
Budnick, C., Pickard, B., & White, W. (2011). Narcotics Anonymous Chronology Volume One 1892 – 1976.
White, W., Budnick, C., Pickard, B. (2011). Narcotics Anonymous: Its History and Culture. Counselor Magazine (Special Issue), (12)2, April.
- Recovery Oriented Systems of Care
- Varieties of Recovery Experience
- Narcotics Anonymous: Its History and Culture
- Social Model Recovery Programs
- History of the Twelve Traditions
- New Recovery Advocacy Movement
- Recovery Community Messaging Training
MSW Micro and Macro Practice East Carolina University 2000
B.A. Psychology University of Rhode Island 1993
Area(s) of Expertise
Addiction, recovery, and the history of mutual aid recovery fellowships. Professional Affiliation: Healing Transitions