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Belief That Addiction Destroys Free Will Can Make Recovery Seem Impossible, Study Says
Belief That Addiction Destroys Free Will Can Make Recovery Seem Impossible, Study Says

A new study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors Reports has found that simply believing one’s free will has been compromised – whether it really is or not – can make addicts decide that it’s just too hopeless to even try to get clean. “It is widely believed that ...

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