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Addressing Substance Use Problems in Medical Systems

Topics in Behavioral Health Care

2017/Jan-Feb

ci_topicsMy colleagues and I were one of the first groups in the US to develop treatment services for patients with substance use disorders (SUDs) and co-occurring psychiatric disorders (CODs). This was a difficult process that took considerable time, patience, effort, and help from many to overcome institutional, regulatory, funding, and clinician barriers....
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