“What You Don’t Know About Recovery–And Don’t Want to”

by the invaluable Maia Szalavitz:

Indeed, the data on recovery reveal that many people don’t actually quit when their problem is at its worst because intense stress itself is a strong predictor of ongoing addiction and relapse. Hope and a sense of possibility—in other words, moments of renewal rather than fear—bring change at least as often, and possibly more frequently.

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