Substance use disorders contribute substantially to the global burden of disease,1 with hospitals and medical clinics often clogged with the primary and secondary sequelae of these conditions in the United States.2 Yet many in the medical community fail to diagnose and treat substance use disorders, in part because of the failure to educate physicians about addiction medicine.
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