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Addiction Medicine

Juris Medicus has addiction medicine specialists who are certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

Addiction is a treatable and chronic medical disease involving complex interactions among the brain’s circuits, genetics, the environment, and an individual’s life experiences. People with addiction may use substances or engage in behaviors that become compulsive and often continue despite harmful consequences.

 

Addiction medicine is a medical subspecialty that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, evaluation, treatment, and recovery of persons with addiction, substance-related and addictive disorders, or who show unhealthy use of substances including prescription medication, alcohol, nicotine, or illicit and licit drugs. An addiction medicine specialist is a trained physician who can provide comprehensive care for addiction and substance related disorders. These physicians provide medical care within the bio-psycho-social framework for both the persons with addiction as well as the family members whose health and functioning are affected by another’s substance use or addiction.

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