Four addiction experts on why recovery and abstinence is a lifelong commitment

For this story, the Globe and Mail interviewed Dr. Steven Melemis, a Toronto-based specialist in addiction medicine; Dr. Tim Stockwell, director of the Centre for Addictions Research at the University of Victoria in British Columbia; Dr. Simone Arbour, research and program quality co-ordinator at Bellwood Health Services in Toronto; and Dr. Harry Vedelago, chief of addiction medicine services at Homewood Health Centre in Guelph, Ontario.