Philadelphia addiction help – Long term social support seems to work

Check out today’s article in the NY Times about a program in Philadelphia that is putting together a whole set of support structures to help addicts deal with life after drugs. At the center of the effort is the Philadelphia Recovery Community Center which offers groups, life-skills help, job training and more.

The article focuses on the peer to peer help (addicts helping addicts), which while important, takes away from the main message that addicts need more support than a simple short-term treatment stint.

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