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[Editorial] Addressing addiction in the USA

26 Nov 2016

The huge toll that substance use and misuse is having on individuals, families, and communities in the USA has culminated in a major public health crisis that shows few signs of abating. Last week, the US Surgeon General released Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health—the Surgeon General's first-ever statement on this topic. This 426-page report addresses the problem of substance use and the wide range of adverse health effects from alcohol and both legal and illegal drugs.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet