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For those on the road to recovery, new national registry seeks their strategies for success
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) ' Researchers in Virginia have created the National Quit & Recovery Registry to collect the successful strategies of people who have overcome addictions or abusive behaviors for more than one year.
Using social media and other tools, the registry will share the unique experiences of people who have quit tobacco or have been in recovery for addictions that also include gambling, overeating and excessive sexual activity.
The registry was launched in October by the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute in Roanoke.
Warren Bickel is director of the Advanced Recovery Research Center at the institute. He said the first-of-its-kind registry will shine a light on the recovery process to help researchers understand addiction.
The registry's collection of strategies is accessible online to anyone attempting to break the bonds of their addictions.