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Addiction and Substance Use Disorders Should Be Treated Like a Medical Condition Not a Crime

The American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends that substance use disorders be treated as a condition and not a crime, in a position paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The public policy recommendations – aimed at the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders – also emphasize the importance of following updated clinical guidelines related to pain management and expanding access to medication-assisted treatment.  Read the full paper here.

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