Podcast 9, Prevention, Intervention and Treatment of Addiction, highlights the fact that addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease and that, if its treatment is to achieve lasting success, it must be comprehensive and address the individual as a whole. The podcast describes the chronic disease management model of care and explains how a number of its principles can be applied in effective addiction intervention. It also describes the design and characteristics of a successful Physician Health Program.
Ninth episode in a podcast series on Early Brain Development and Addiction for Undergraduate Medical Education.
This podcast series is based on lectures from the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative, a knowledge mobilization initiative designed to translate scientific research into policy and practice. The podcasts were developed by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada with guidance from a project advisory committee, and produced by Hugh Kellam and Colla MacDonald at the University of Ottawa. Narration was done by Hugh Kellam. This project was sponsored by the Norlien Foundation.
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