• Opinion: People recover from addiction. They also go on to do good things

    4 days ago - By STAT

    The news about addiction - rising rates of addiction, record numbers of overdose deaths , and the like - tends to be bleak. As clinicians and researchers, however, we have the good fortune to often see its bright side: recovery.
    The narrative has long been that substance use disorder is a hopeless condition that few recover from. Grim statistics often thrown around suggest that only a small percentage of people recover from it. Though there's some truth to that, the problem is that these statistics are never put into context.
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