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Overcoming Addiction: Hope with Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment

Overcoming Addiction: Hope with Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment

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October 30th 2013:Who Is an Addict?

Dr. Joe will have as his special guest Dr. Stuart Gitlow, MD, president of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). This episode is timely in drawing from Dr. Gitlow’s leadership and expertise to discuss the implications of the American Psychiatric Association’s July 2013 changes to its official diagnostic criteria for addiction. Has addiction changed, or just the diagnostic criteria? Will there be more people diagnosed with addiction? Is it expected that health insurance companies will cover more or less care? Will this save more lives and prevent harm from drug use and addicti

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Stuart Gitlow, MD

Stuart Gitlow, MD, is President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Medical Director for Orexo US, and Executive Director of the Annenberg Physician Training Program in Addictive Disease at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY. Dr Gitlow is on the faculty of both Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He obtained his MD at Mount Sinai, and completed his psychiatric and public health training at University of Pittsburgh, PA, and a forensic psychiatry fellowship at Harvard University in Boston. Dr Gitlow serves as Cochair of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Action Team on Alcohol and Health, and as an elected member of its Council on
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