Addiction A-Z

Long-term recovery

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), extended abstinence is predictive of long-term or sustained recovery. A person who remains sober after five years will probably stay that way. The chances of remaining sober increase after three years of sobriety. However, to maintain long-term recovery requires active, ongoing disease management strategy, including participation in self-help or support groups.

 

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