The news about addiction — rising rates of addiction, record numbers of overdose deaths, and the like — tends to be bleak. As clinicians and researchers, however, we have the good fortune to often see its bright side: recovery. It’s time we provided individuals with the resources they need to rebuild their lives in addiction recovery, rather than erecting or maintaining barriers to their success. Doing so benefits not just those seeking addiction recovery, but society as a whole.
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