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Addiction Science: From Molecules to Managed Care

Medications alone are not enough; drug addiction, like other chronic diseases, requires long-term treatment.

Drug addiction is a chronic illness with relapse rates similar to those of hypertension, diabetes, and asthma.

To help people get to a point where they can manage their recovery and regain their lives.

This page was last updated July 2008

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National Institute on Drug Abuse (July 1 2008). Medications alone are not enough; drug addiction, like other chronic diseases, requires long-term treatment.. In Addiction Science: From Molecules to Managed Care. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/addiction-science/relapse/medications-alone-are-not-enough-drug-addiction-other-chronic-diseases-requires-long-t

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