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Few physicians know how to recognize addiction or address it, even though they may see addicted patients on a regular basis and even treat the conditions their addictions cause. A recent Columbia University report found that most doctors do not know how to diagnose substance abuse or treat it. Of the 22 million Americans with a substance abuse problem, only 10 percent received treatment.

Few physicians know how to recognize addiction or address it, even though they may see addicted patients on a regular basis and even treat the conditions their addictions cause. A recent Columbia University report found that most doctors do not know how to diagnose substance abuse or treat it. Of the 22 million Americans with a substance abuse problem, only 10 percent received treatment.

#DemiLovato is a wonderful advocate for #mentalhealth & #addiction care! We love her new campaign, #BeVocal, that encourages others to use their voices to the break #stigma surrounding these illnesses.

#DemiLovato is a wonderful advocate for #mentalhealth & #addiction care! We love her new campaign, #BeVocal, that encourages others to use their voices to the break #stigma surrounding these illnesses.

In his new memoir, Love Is the Cure, John explains how he stopped using cocaine — and abusing drugs and alcohol — after he came to know Ryan White.

In his new memoir, Love Is the Cure, John explains how he stopped using cocaine — and abusing drugs and alcohol — after he came to know Ryan White.

John Oliver's eye-opening, haunting segment on mandatory minimum sentences for drugs  Pinned by the You Are Linked to Resources for Families of People with Substance Use  Disorder cell phone / tablet app July 29, 2015;      Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thousandcodes.urlinked.lite   iPhone -  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/you-are-linked-to-resources/id743245884?mt=8com

John Oliver's eye-opening, haunting segment on mandatory minimum sentences for drugs Pinned by the You Are Linked to Resources for Families of People with Substance Use Disorder cell phone / tablet app July 29, 2015; Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thousandcodes.urlinked.lite iPhone - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/you-are-linked-to-resources/id743245884?mt=8com

ABC News recently reported on the disturbing new trend of “supermoms” who are addicted to Adderall. The women are abusing the drug, meant to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), to get the energy they need to juggle work and family life.

ABC News recently reported on the disturbing new trend of “supermoms” who are addicted to Adderall. The women are abusing the drug, meant to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), to get the energy they need to juggle work and family life.

Phoenix House remembers Dr. Griffith Edwards, pioneer in addiction medicine & a close friend of Phoenix House.

Phoenix House remembers Dr. Griffith Edwards, pioneer in addiction medicine & a close friend of Phoenix House.

Does your health insurance plan have equal coverage for mental health care and addiction treatment? Helpful tips on picking the right plan.

Does your health insurance plan have equal coverage for mental health care and addiction treatment? Helpful tips on picking the right plan.

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