What All Psychiatrists Need to Know About Addictions

Psychiatric Times
By Kevin Sevarino, MD, PhD and Joji Suzuki, MD

The latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health for 2013 shows the continuing trend that only 7.7% of those meeting criteria for a substance use disorder (SUD) received specialized treatment for their condition.1 Considering that more than 10% of the US population suffers from a SUD in any given year, there is a need to dramatically increase the number of physicians and allied health professionals prepared to offer evidence-based therapies.2. More.