ADDICTION MEDICINE-- everyone can do better

November 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;Nov2008 MD Lounge, Vol. 179, p2
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the treatment and management of addiction and substance abuse of patients in Canada. It states that addiction is still a unique disease because addicted persons are left untreated even though the disease is considered treatable. Two addiction experts describe the positive affect and frustration for both patients and their physicians who are involved in the addiction treatment and substance abuse management of their patients. It notes that general practitioners are needed to provide pharmacological treatment for patients with drug problems, and that family physicians are necessary to render specialized addiction treatment services.


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