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At the Recovery Research Institute (RRI), our aim is to present the evidence about addiction recovery and how you can achieve it on your own, by engaging with communities that support recovery, or by seeking treatment.  We hope you will get involved, register on our site and contribute to our understanding of recovery through research.

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