Recovery as an Ethical Ideal

John Kleinig

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    The paper explores the varied implications of cure, healing, and recovery from substance use and considers why recovery is the preferred characterization in relation to a medicalized drug dependency. The positive as well as negative associations of recovery are noted, and the ethical implications of the primarily processual dimensions of recovery are investigated.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1685-1703
    Number of pages19
    JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
    Issue number12/13
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008

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