The Science of Addiction Recovery

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Removing the Stigma of Addiction, why can’t we love the word addict? Join us for Talk Recovery Radio Live on 100.5 Fm, or on ITunes .. past shows at www.talkrecoveryradio.com

We talk with the Harvard scientist who studied how people react to the word addict, Dr. John Kelly also answers question about the science of Addiction Recovery – Management From Theory to Practice

Dr.  John Kelly, Lead Scientist on Recovery, Harvard, Addiction Recovery Management

The clinical course of addiction is often a chronic one characterized by several episodes of treatment and shorter periods of remission and relapse, before full sustained remission is achieved. Although the majority of individuals with substance use disorder achieve full sustained remission, it is noteworthy that it takes several years following the achievement of full sustained remission before the risk of meeting criteria for substance use disorder in the following year is no higher than the general population.

This indicates that ongoing recovery monitoring and management over the long-term may be required to facilitate long-term recovery. This talk highlights the chronic course of substance use disorder and reviews the interventions and recovery support services that have shown to be helpful in mobilizing and supporting remission as well as the mechanisms of behavior change through which they work.

Followed by personal story with Eric T, a story of triumph