Brain disease model of addiction: misplaced priorities?

Wayne Dallas Hall, Adrian Nicholas Carter, Cynthia Forlini

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We were disappointed by Nora Volkow and George Koob s response1 to our critique2 of the brain disease model of addiction (BDMA) from the US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which simply repeats the promise of future treatment advances and puts the most favourable spin on modest treatments that have been used since Alan Leshner first promulgated the BMDA in 1997.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)867 - 867
Number of pages1
JournalThe Lancet Psychiatry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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