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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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