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Dr. Low


Neuropsychiatrist Abraham Low, MD, graduated from the University of Strasbourg in 1913 and completed medical school at the University of Vienna in 1919. He obtained his license to practice psychoanalysis in 1922 in New York and in 1925 joined the staff at the University of Illinois Medical School to teach neurology and do research in the field of histopathology.

In January 1931, Low became head of staff at the University of Illinois Psychiatric Institute and went on to establish Recovery, Inc. in 1937.

Read about the life and times of Low in My Dear Ones, his biography.

The mission of Recovery International is to use the cognitive-behavioral, peer-to-peer, self-help training system developed by Abraham Low, MD, to help individuals gain skills to lead more peaceful and productive lives.

The organization meets this mission by providing mental health self-help groups Recovery International community, telephone and online meetings, The Power to Change for Schools and The Power to Change for Corrections.