Holly L Campbell, CADC, RMSR, SQP


Addiction & Recovery News

We are all one by JohnnyRokkit

The maker on The Anonymous Peoplerecently wrote:

“Is addiction a disorder, a matter of human frailty or something else?”

This debate about whether addiction is a disease or a matter of choice continues to garner headlines and direct our collective discussion away from the only thing that really matters: “How do people enter recovery from addiction and stay well?”

He points to the fact that addicts are dying and there are “23.5 million people in recovery.”

About that number, I’ve written about it before. Now, Young People in Recovery throw a little cold water on it:

“There are 23 million people in long-term recovery in the United States.” This widely cited statistic, sourced from a 2012 survey conducted by the Partnership at Drugfree.org and the New York Office on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), is often used to justify the need for increased recovery support services in…

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