The drug addict as chronic patient

Psychiatr Med. 1985;3(4):427-44.


From the above discussion, it is clear that the chronic drug addict is in need of a careful diagnostic work-up, a team approach, a highly sophisticated model of illness, and treatment targeted to his or her special needs. . Given the high prevalence and social costs of addictions, it is obvious that increased support for training and research, prevention, and treatment is needed within psychiatry and medicine.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Aged
  • Chronic Disease
  • Cognition Disorders / complications
  • Disabled Persons / psychology
  • Ethics
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders / complications
  • Substance-Related Disorders / complications
  • Substance-Related Disorders / psychology
  • Substance-Related Disorders / therapy*