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Why People Turn to Exercise to Stay Sober

There are real physical, psychological, and social benefits for people in recovery

Photo: Ryan McVay/Getty Images

SScott Lapollo runs up to a popular path encircling a reservoir at the edge of Boston and smiles at the sight of hordes of other runners doing laps.

Not long ago he was more likely to spend a cloudless Saturday like this one getting…

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Jon Marcus

Jon Marcus

Jon Marcus writes for The New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, and other U.S. and U.K. media outlets.