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Defining recovery from mental disorders and substance use disorders

Are you a recovering alcoholic? Be honest. How about a recovering nicotine addict, or recovering from an addiction to some illegal drug, or maybe addiction to gambling, or sex, or football, or even your computer screen, or Angry Birds? I have worked in the addiction field most of my professional life. For me, addiction to [...]
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Defining Recovery in Anorexia — and Addiction

Health : Healthland (3 years ago)

How do you define recovery from anorexia? Tuesday's New York Times explores this question — and highlights striking similarities to the debate over defining recovery from alcoholism and other drug addictions. Reporter Abby Ellin des... Read Post

National Alcohol And Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 2008

Health : Medical News Today (6 years ago)

Substance abuse is an unrelenting evil that destroys lives, ruins families, and endangers neighborhoods. During National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, we emphasize our commitment to alcohol and drug addiction prevention... Read Post

May 4-10, 2009 Is Mental Health Week - Illness And Addiction: Common Causes Could Lead To Common Treatment

Health : Medical News Today (5 years ago)

Current CIHR-funded research: Dr. Usoa Busto at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto is investigating why so many people with mood disorders are also addicted to alcohol, nicotine, or gambling. Busto's team has foun... Read Post


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