The Case for Considering Quality of Life in Addiction Research and Clinical Practice

@inproceedings{Laudet2011TheCF,
  title={The Case for Considering Quality of Life in Addiction Research and Clinical Practice},
  author={Alexandre B. Laudet},
  booktitle={Addiction science & clinical practice},
  year={2011}
}
Substance use disorders are increasingly viewed as chronic conditions, and addiction treatment services are beginning to adopt models that were developed to address other chronic conditions. These models address the impact of disease and services on the patient's overall well-being. From this perspective, treatment for addiction aims for the broad goal of recovery, which is defined as abstinence plus improved quality of life. However, the addiction field has come late to the chronic disease… CONTINUE READING

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