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Addiction Science: From Molecules to Managed Care

Treatment can work!

Treatment can work!

More than 30 years of research have shown this to be true. Behavioral therapies can engage people in treatment, modify their attitudes and behaviors related to drug abuse, and increase their life skills. Medications are now available to treat opioid, alcohol, and tobacco addiction, while others are on the horizon. Behavioral therapies can enhance the effectiveness of these medications and can help people stay in treatment longer.

See Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research Based Guide.

This page was last updated July 2008

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National Institute on Drug Abuse (July 1 2008). Treatment can work!. In Addiction Science: From Molecules to Managed Care. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/addiction-science-molecules-to-managed-care/treatment/treatment-can-work

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