A Chronic Condition Like Diabetes

Everything You Need to Know about the Teen Brain

Everything You Need to Know about the Teen Brain

Treatment Research Institute founder/director and former deputy director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Tom McLellan, Ph.D., says:

“23 million Americans are addicted to alcohol or other drugs, while 40 million engage in harmful use and are defined as having a substance abuse disorder (SUD). He adds that the treatment system for drug addiction is built on a false model (you become addicted, you get treated, you’re “cured”). Instead, addiction is a chronic condition like diabetes or hypertension and must be medically managed long term.”