Abstinence-Based Recovery

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Abstinence-Based Recovery
Abstinence-based Recovery is the resolution of alcohol- and other drug-related problems through the strategy of complete and enduring cessation of the non-medical use of alcohol and other drugs. The achievement of this strategy remains the most common definition of recovery, but the necessity to include it in this glossary signals new conceptualizations of recovery that are pushing the boundaries of this definition (see partial recovery, moderated recovery, serial recovery).

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  • Abstinence
      Abstinence, for addicts and alcoholics, is the nonuse of mood-altering drugs to include
  • Abstinence
    Abstinence is absence of alcohol and/or drugs as opposed to the term sober.  Abstinence does not im
  • Abstinence-Based Recovery
    Abstinence-based Recovery is the resolution of alcohol- and other drug-related problems through the
  • Abuse
      Abuse is a term to describe excessive drinking or using for relief from a problem in on
  • Acetaldehyde
      Acetaldehyde is the metabolite that occurs when alcohol dehydrogenase metabolizes alcoh