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What does addiction recovery entail?

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Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry

In brief: Learning to cope

We can consider addictions as diseases in which one's motives are distorted so that pursuing a substance becomes more important than anything else.
Recovery from addiction entails reordering one's life without the addictive substance. After detoxification and a period of grief one learns to live without the substance.

In brief: Learning to cope

We can consider addictions as diseases in which one's motives are distorted so that pursuing a substance becomes more important than anything else.
Recovery from addiction entails reordering one's life without the addictive substance. After detoxification and a period of grief one learns to live without the substance.
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