What is it about?
When substance use disorders are abstained from, addictive behaviours may (un)consciously replace their functions. These substitute addictive behaviours still lack systematic research. This multiple-methods study sought to address this knowledge deficit.
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Why is it important?
Understanding the nature and dynamics of substitute behaviours and addictions is vital to optimizing treatment-assisted, natural, and peer-assisted recovery.
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This page is a summary of: Recovery and Substitute Addictions, Afrika Focus, December 2022, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/2031356x-35020011.
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