Recovery/Remission from Substance Use Disorders
An Analysis of Reported Outcomes in 415 Scientific Reports, 1868-2011
William L. White, MA
Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services
Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center
During the past decade, the concept of recovery and its related incarnations (e.g., recovery management, recovery-oriented systems of care) have emerged as a new organizing paradigm for addiction treatment1 and the larger behavioral healthcare arena. While recent progress has brought us closer to a definition of recovery,3 a quantitative picture of recovery prevalence and recovery rates remains an enigma at professional and public levels.
2012 Recovery-Remission from Substance Use DisordersFinal.pdf