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Drug addiction should be treated like a learning disorder – not a crime

Enterin 1aPeople who misuse drugs are often jailed – the US has 25% of the world’s prisoners. But learning-based treatment would work much better.

Since entering recovery 28 years ago, I’ve spent a great deal of time thinking about the conundrum of addiction. The most commonly accepted definition – the one used in psychiatry’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual…

Source: Drug addiction should be treated like a learning disorder – not a crime | Maia Szalavitz | Opinion | The Guardian

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