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A Call for Heroes

The world needs heroes, people who have faced trials and tribulations and have emerged triumphant and ready to help others. The world needs heroes like you.

You have revealed your strength by deciding to help others after choosing to turn your life around. You have overcome adversities and found solutions that others can benefit from. You were willing to face the darkness from your past and have prevailed on your road to recovery. This, however, is not the end of your journey.

There are many people facing similar obstacles who need a hero to help them on their own path. You are that hero, not because of your own recovery, but because you are willing to give your time and share your experiences to the benefit those still struggling with addiction.

We are the International Quit & Recovery Registry, a project led by the Addiction Recovery Research Center, and we are calling for Recovery Heroes to help us help others. We need your help to advance our knowledge so that, together, we can help others succeed on their road to recovery.

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Lorna’s Story

I am free of tobacco 6 years, and overeating, and no sugar, no flour, for 3 years continuously now. I have not used cocaine for at least 15 years and haven’t had a drink in nearly 10.

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How to Help a High-Functioning Alcoholic in Denial

Do you know someone who you suspect is a high-functioning alcoholic? This article can help you identify who may be in denial about their problem and ways to approach them about it.

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Is the 12 Step Method the best way to treat addiction?

Does spirituality, a facet key to Alcoholics Anonymous, help or hinder the recovery process?

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Robert Downey, Jr. to Produce Rehab Drama for Showtime

A new rehab drama show is in the early stages of being produced starring Robert Downey, Jr.

Would you watch this program?

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Ed’s Story

“I’m telling my story so that someone may read it who believes they’ve tried everything, and that there is no answer for them. I felt the same way, but I am now a non-smoker and don’t miss it. Really!”

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Once a Hero, Always a Hero

The path to recovery is not easy and we understand relapse is often part of the process. Regardless of where you are in the recovery process, you are welcome as a member of our site and are encouraged to participate in our research!

Help us help others.

Why do some people succeed in overcoming addictions while others relapse, at great cost to their health, their families, and even their lives?
The International Quit & Recovery Registry taps the insights and experiences of people who are in recovery from an addiction—whether to tobacco, alcohol, drugs, or a harmful behavior. Sponsored by the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, the registry seeks to further scientific understanding of recovery and to inspire those struggling with addiction.

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