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American Society of Addiction Medicine

No More Addict "Abuse"

By Dr. Richard Juman

The new DSM-5 is the object of an ongoing smackdown by critics for everything from its minor changes to its very existence. But there is one major change that addiction treatment providers can applaud. MORE  

The Drug Warriors Cashing In on Pot Prohibition

By Kevin Gray

Former public servants, from DEA chiefs to cops, are using their clout to lobby for drug policies that enrich themselves—before it's too late. MORE  

ASAM Dares to Dispute What Mighty Shrinks Think

By Jed Bickman

An author of the American Society of Addiction Medicine's new addiction definition tells The Fix what's wrong with the heavyweight American Psychiatric Association's version. MORE  

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