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Quotation Of The Week: Addiction As A Disease

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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.

Benjamin Swasey Twitter Digital Manager
Ben is WBUR's digital news manager.


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