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Chris Budnick

Lecturer

School of Social Work

1911 Bldg 205A

Bio

Chris Budnick, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS (Chairperson) person in long-term recovery (est. 1990), has been working 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 International, Inc. and has been employed with them since 2000.

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 is presently the founding Board Chair for Recovery Communities of North Carolina, Inc. (RCNC), a recovery community organization. He also serves on the North Carolina Lawyer Assistance Program Board and the Recovery Africa Board.

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.

Research Publications

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. Posted at http://www.williamwhitepapers.com/.

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. Posted at www.williamwhitepapers.com/.

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. Posted at www.williamwhitepapers.com/.

Budnick, C., Pickard, B., & White, W. (2011). Narcotics Anonymous Chronology Volume One 1892 – 1976. Posted at http://www.williamwhitepapers.com/.

White, W., Budnick, C., Pickard, B. (2011). Narcotics Anonymous: Its History and Culture. Counselor Magazine (Special Issue), (12)2, April.

Presentations

  • 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

Education

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

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