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Why are all addicts 'recovering' and not 'recovered'?


I believe that addiction can be cured, and I am bothered by the notion that all alcoholics/addicts are only ever 'recovering'. This kind of language itself promotes the stigma/stereotypes that addicts are forever. What are your thoughts on this?

 

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Chris Mills (cam8510) says

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    Brennan (Yesyoucan2015) 22 months ago

    I was heavily addicted to drugs and alcohol for 15 years. I have been clean and sober for 11 years now and my life has radically changed. I personally do believe a person can fully recover and see permanent lasting change.


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    Morgan Anthony 22 months ago

    I personally believe addiction needs to be treated in other domains: physical, mental and SPIRITUAL.

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    Chris Mills (cam8510) 22 months ago

    Paula, I appreciate your attitude on this. It is a very individual matter. I take a day at a time and handle opportunities I have to take another drink one at a time. I don't have to say "never again." I just say, "Not this time." It works for me.