A 585 page report by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse document the evidence defining and describing the disease of addiction/risky substance use. It describes the need for and effectiveness of wide screening and interventions treatment and disease management tools and therapies as well as the populations in greatest need of therapies. The barriers to treatment, training and education gaps, and consequences and costs of inadequate prevention and treatment are all described. Finally, profound gaps between those who need treatment and those who receive quality care are described.
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