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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:38 pm 
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Wow. Just wow. The American Society if Addiction Medicine has published a new definition of addiction (I found this at alternet.org). The description really hit home for me. Here is the link:


http://www.asam.org/DefinitionofAddicti ... rsion.html

Here is one excerpt that is pertinent to this forum:

In some cases of addiction, medication management can improve treatment outcomes. In most cases of addiction, the integration of psychosocial rehabilitation and ongoing care with evidence-based pharmacological therapy provides the best results. Chronic disease management is important for minimization of episodes of relapse and their impact. Treatment of addiction saves lives †


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