Even after decades of research and study, there is no surefire cure for drug or alcohol addiction. In fact, most existing treatment methods lead to long-term recovery less than 50% of the time. Everything from self-initiated cold turkey detoxification to full-service 90-day inpatient residential treatments have yet to achieve consistently high success rates. Scientists have been able to identify plenty of factors that trigger relapse, so one researcher decided to start there.
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