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Most substance use numbers hold steady in national survey

September 12, 2017
by Gary A. Enos
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Comments from federal leaders on the importance and effectiveness of treatment for behavioral illnesses demonstrate an increasingly broader view of the components essential for recovery. “Addiction does not have to be a death sentence—recovery is possible for most people when the right services and supports are in place, including treatment, housing, employment, and peer recovery support,” said Richard Baum, acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). The truth is that there is no one path to recovery because everyone is different. And frankly, it doesn't matter how someone gets to recovery.”

 

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