Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Nature of the problem: Addiction as a chronic disorder (part 3)

In this Briefing, it is emphasised that we must be careful how we communicate the message about the chronic nature of addiction.

‘Appropriate treatment for chronic addiction is not simply a succession of short term detoxifications or treatment stays. Appropriate continuing care requires personal commitment to long term change, dedication to self management, community and family support and monitoring.’

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