Language matters: ASAM updates definition of “addiction”

Language always matters to addiction medicine physician Yngvild Olsen, MD, MPH. The emphasis on using correct terminology is one of the prime reasons why the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) updated its definition of “addiction” as well as clarifying how people use the term “MAT.” This is about highlighting the fact that treatment is not just medication, and that addiction is a highly complex medical disease.

> Read the article, American Medical Association (AMA)

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