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Telephone- and Internet-Based Recovery Support Services

In two earlier publications, the authors outlined the varieties of addiction recovery experience as represented in the scientific and historical literature (White & Kurtz, 2006a) and outlined strategies to link individuals in addiction treatment to local communities of recovery (White & Kurtz, 2006b). In this third publication, we will: 1) review the ways in which communications via the telephone and the Internet can and are being utilized to deliver pre-treatment, in-treatment, and post-treatment recovery support services, and 2) discuss how such technologies might be utilized in the future to help people initiate, sustain, and improve the quality of recovery from severe alcohol and other drug problems.