“Positive recovery” aims to fill the gaps in how addiction is treated through a balanced approach that attends not only to the disease, but also to the elements that make life most worth living. Read More
The positive recovery construct applies positive psychology, also known as the science of well-being, to the treatment of addictive disorders. The medical disease-model of treatment identifies and removes disease, but it does not promote “recovery,” which is a rich and full lifestyle that includes abstinence but is not limited to it. In “Beyond Abstinence: How to Flourish in Addiction Recovery,” Dr. Powers will explore interventions that help addicts discover purpose and meaning in their lives, build positive emotions and embark on a path to long-term sobriety.