The nations first post-graduate addiction medicine residencies for physicians.

An increasing number of medically centered addiction treatments have recently become available, and more are on the horizon. The demand for addiction medicine physicians will increase, as 30 million formerly uninsured People in america will have health insurance under the health care reform law signed last year. Related StoriesElectronic smokes and smoking cigarettes cessation: an interview with Professor Peter HajekMitochondrial DNA movement: an interview with Professor Jiri Neuzil, Griffith University’Accrediting these and upcoming training programs will provide assurance to the American public that addiction medicine physicians have the knowledge and skills to avoid, treat and recognize addiction, and that trained doctors are available to address common medical or psychiatric conditions related to the use of addictive substances,’ said Richard Blondell, MD, Seat of the Foundation’s Training and Accreditation Committee, and Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Buffalo School of Medicine. Continue reading