Quotation Of The Week: Addiction As A Disease

What’s This? A newish feature. Each week, we’re going to pick a newsworthy or huh?-worthy or whoa-worthy quotation that stuck with us.
OK, What’s This Quotation? Dr. Wakeman runs the Substance Use Disorders Initiative at Mass General, where treating addiction as a chronic condition, like diabetes or asthma or high blood pressure, is the norm.
Where Can I Find Out More About This Topic? In addition to this story, WBUR's Martha Bebinger has done a lot of reporting on the opioid abuse crisis, including a visit to Everett, where families, doctors and first responders are working together to combat overdose deaths.
How About Previous Quotations Of The Week? They’re all here.

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