Addiction recovery: its definition and conceptual boundaries.

@article{White2007AddictionRI,
  title={Addiction recovery: its definition and conceptual boundaries.},
  author={W. White},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse treatment},
  year={2007},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={
          229-41
        }
}
  • W. White
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of substance abuse treatment
The addiction field's failure to achieve consensus on a definition of "recovery" from severe and persistent alcohol and other drug problems undermines clinical research, compromises clinical practice, and muddles the field's communications to service constituents, allied service professionals, the public, and policymakers. This essay discusses 10 questions critical to the achievement of such a definition and offers a working definition of recovery that attempts to meet the criteria of precision… Expand
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