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Recovery is No Longer Synonymous with AA

As National Recovery Month comes to a close, there is no better time to challenge a long-held and systemic belief about recovery: that recovery is synonymous with AA. Yet, the ideological lens through which we, as a society and institutionally, view recovery — our medical profession, judicial system, and medical boards — is that the doctrine of AA is the only solution to substance use disorders. However, it is an…

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Olivia Pennelle

Olivia Pennelle

Writer. Journalist. Activist. MSW student. Passionate about challenging perspectives on addiction and recovery. www.livsrecoverykitchen.com