The Surgeon General's Facing Addiction report: An historic document for health care

Sharon Levy, J. Paul Seale, Victoria A. Osborne, Kevin L. Kraemer, Daniel P. Alford, Jeffrey Baxter, Deborah S. Finnell, Hillary Kunins, Alexander Y. Walley, David C. Lewis, Doreen MacLane-Baeder, Adam J. Gordon

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Abstract

The publication of Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health presents an historic moment not only for the field of addiction medicine, but also for the United States as a nation. The Board of Directors of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA), on behalf of our organization, would like to express our appreciation of the efforts of Dr. Vivek Murthy and the Surgeon General's Office to publish the first surgeon general's report covering substance misuse and substance use disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122
Number of pages1
JournalSubstance Abuse
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2017

Keywords

  • addiction
  • Substance use
  • substance use disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Levy, S., Seale, J. P., Osborne, V. A., Kraemer, K. L., Alford, D. P., Baxter, J., Finnell, D. S., Kunins, H., Walley, A. Y., Lewis, D. C., MacLane-Baeder, D., & Gordon, A. J. (2017). The Surgeon General's Facing Addiction report: An historic document for health care. Substance Abuse, 38(2), 122. https://doi.org/10.1080/08897077.2017.1309935