Relapse and recovery in drug abuse: Research and practice

Carl G. Leukefeld, Frank M. Tims

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Relapse and recovery are two related areas which are central to drug abuse treatment research and practice. The view of drug addiction and dependence as a chronic, relapsing disease is supported by both research and clinical experience. Recent research shows that many drug abusers have relatively short "addiction careers" and suggests that a better understanding of relapse (and its prevention) may assist treatment providers in more effectively moving clients toward recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-201
Number of pages13
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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