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Quality of Life in Former Problem Drinkers: the Difference Between Abstinence and Non-Abstinence

RECOVERY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (12/02) – Many definitions of addiction recovery include abstinence from alcohol and other drugs as its central characteristics. Increasingly, however, research on individuals that identify as being in recovery has shown that not all include abstinence in their definitions. Regardless of how one defines recovery, non-abstinent routes to problem resolution are more common than abstinent pathways. Read more

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