Substance abuse and misuse is a medical disease

Ronald A. Chez, Robert L. Andres, Cynthia Chazotte, David C. Lewis, Frank W. Ling

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Addiction to illegal drugs is associated with impaired health, harmful behaviors, and major economic and social burdens. It also is a chronic illness that responds to medical treatment. This treatment requires a combination of acute care, the management of relapses, and continuous follow-up care. An essential element in achieving treatment goals is parity in health insurance reimbursement equivalent with that for other chronic, relapsing diseases. This would facilitate the patient's access to care, a range of treatment benefits, and the assessment of clinical outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-198
Number of pages4
JournalPrimary Care Update for Ob/Gyns
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

Fingerprint

Substance-Related Disorders
Chronic Disease
Health Insurance Reimbursement
Aftercare
Therapeutics
Parity
Economics
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Recurrence
Health
Pharmaceutical Preparations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Nursing(all)

Cite this

Chez, R. A., Andres, R. L., Chazotte, C., Lewis, D. C., & Ling, F. W. (2001). Substance abuse and misuse is a medical disease. Primary Care Update for Ob/Gyns, 8(5), 195-198. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1068-607X(01)00081-6

Substance abuse and misuse is a medical disease. / Chez, Ronald A.; Andres, Robert L.; Chazotte, Cynthia; Lewis, David C.; Ling, Frank W.

In: Primary Care Update for Ob/Gyns, Vol. 8, No. 5, 2001, p. 195-198.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chez, RA, Andres, RL, Chazotte, C, Lewis, DC & Ling, FW 2001, 'Substance abuse and misuse is a medical disease', Primary Care Update for Ob/Gyns, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 195-198. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1068-607X(01)00081-6
Chez, Ronald A. ; Andres, Robert L. ; Chazotte, Cynthia ; Lewis, David C. ; Ling, Frank W. / Substance abuse and misuse is a medical disease. In: Primary Care Update for Ob/Gyns. 2001 ; Vol. 8, No. 5. pp. 195-198.
@article{08eb857fecfe42a7998ee81cfd9d767d,
title = "Substance abuse and misuse is a medical disease",
abstract = "Addiction to illegal drugs is associated with impaired health, harmful behaviors, and major economic and social burdens. It also is a chronic illness that responds to medical treatment. This treatment requires a combination of acute care, the management of relapses, and continuous follow-up care. An essential element in achieving treatment goals is parity in health insurance reimbursement equivalent with that for other chronic, relapsing diseases. This would facilitate the patient's access to care, a range of treatment benefits, and the assessment of clinical outcomes.",
author = "Chez, {Ronald A.} and Andres, {Robert L.} and Cynthia Chazotte and Lewis, {David C.} and Ling, {Frank W.}",
year = "2001",
doi = "10.1016/S1068-607X(01)00081-6",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "8",
pages = "195--198",
journal = "Primary Care Update for Ob/Gyns",
issn = "1068-607X",
publisher = "Elsevier BV",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Substance abuse and misuse is a medical disease

AU - Chez, Ronald A.

AU - Andres, Robert L.

AU - Chazotte, Cynthia

AU - Lewis, David C.

AU - Ling, Frank W.

PY - 2001

Y1 - 2001

N2 - Addiction to illegal drugs is associated with impaired health, harmful behaviors, and major economic and social burdens. It also is a chronic illness that responds to medical treatment. This treatment requires a combination of acute care, the management of relapses, and continuous follow-up care. An essential element in achieving treatment goals is parity in health insurance reimbursement equivalent with that for other chronic, relapsing diseases. This would facilitate the patient's access to care, a range of treatment benefits, and the assessment of clinical outcomes.

AB - Addiction to illegal drugs is associated with impaired health, harmful behaviors, and major economic and social burdens. It also is a chronic illness that responds to medical treatment. This treatment requires a combination of acute care, the management of relapses, and continuous follow-up care. An essential element in achieving treatment goals is parity in health insurance reimbursement equivalent with that for other chronic, relapsing diseases. This would facilitate the patient's access to care, a range of treatment benefits, and the assessment of clinical outcomes.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0034872754&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0034872754&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/S1068-607X(01)00081-6

DO - 10.1016/S1068-607X(01)00081-6

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0034872754

VL - 8

SP - 195

EP - 198

JO - Primary Care Update for Ob/Gyns

JF - Primary Care Update for Ob/Gyns

SN - 1068-607X

IS - 5

ER -