How Should We Integrate Care for Substance Use Disorders into Mainstream Medicine

Thomas McLellan

Service Delivery, Addiction, Social Policy

October 2014

Dr. Thomas McLellan (Thomas McLellan Treatment Research Institute) shares his experiences working to reform the American substance abuse treatment system. Dr. McLellan explains how he overcame the financial, personnel, and political obstacles to change by working with a number of professional and government stakeholders within the system. The result of the systemic changes he pushed forward is an integrated approach to the full range of substance abuse disorders, not just addiction.

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