Doctors and addiction

Dirk Hanson makes several important points–that medical training on addiction is inadequate, that doctors don’t respond well to patients with addiction, that the medical reimbursement system does not support a response to the problem, and that there are enormous barriers for doctors who do want to respond to addiction.

This is even more important as we attempt to implement recovery management approaches. Physicians are a natural point of contact for recovery checkups and long term monitoring.