Addiction Is a Disease Not a Moral Failing, Says U.S. Surgeon General

The surgeon general is pleading for a fundamental shift in how we think about addiction.

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Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy is urging American doctors and citizens alike to transform how they think about addiction and its treatments. Recently, he published a report totaling over 400 pages entitled “Facing Addiction in America.” Erin Schumaker, Senior Healthy Living Editor of The Huffington Post, describes its contents as “a cultural call to action”.

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