Birth of “Addiction Medicine” as a New Discipline

The Need for an in Utero Diagnostic Assessment Prior to Delivery

By Michael Lawrence Langan MD

One thing is for certain.

When society gives power of diagnosis and treatment to individuals within a group schooled in just one uncompromising model of addiction with the majority attributing their very own sobriety to that model, they will exercise that power to diagnose and treat anyone and everyone according to that model.



Carl Sagan’s Baloney Detection Kit and the Birth of “Addiction Medicine” as a New Discipline: The Need for an in Utero Diagnostic Assessment Prior to Delivery — Disrupted Physician



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  1. Mary Jane

    Addiction Specialists Ponder a Potential Aid: Pot.



  2. 1 in 5 Adults With Opioid Addiction Is Uninsured

    Kaiser Family Foundation recently released an analysis on nonelderly uninsured adults with opioid addictions. Here are some key findings from the report:

    • 1 in 5 nonelderly adults with opioid addiction is uninsured.
    • Uninsured adults with opioid addiction are predominantly white, male, 18-34.
    • 6 in 10 uninsured opioid addicts are working, but 58% have low incomes.
    • 4 in 5 uninsured adults with opioid addiction do not have dependent children.
    • Half of adults with opioid addiction had a mental illness in the past year.
    • 20% had a serious mental illness (depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia).

    Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, May 12, 2017


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