My work in de-addiction

I went to AA when my friends laughed at me and thought I was mad as they didn’t think I was a “drunkard”. As it turned out, in AA I was called a “high Bottom” or someone who hadn’t been afflicted as badly as most others. I still had my family, by bungalows, my businesses, all doing well. To tell the truth, I didn’t “fit” the typical membership in terms of the extent to which the *disease* of alcoholism had impacted.

Participative Governance

Participatory democracy emphasizes the broad participation of constituents in the direction and operation of political systems. Etymological roots of democracy (Greek demos and kratos) imply that the people are in power and thus that all democracies are participatory. However, participatory democracy tends to advocate more involved forms of citizen participation and greater political representation than traditional representative democracy.