n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Addiction treatment : main article

Volume 27, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Addiction is not well understood. There are a number of important questions that still need to be answered scientifically if we are to make any inroads in addressing this important public health problem :

  • Why does addiction continue despite the serious negative and sometimes catastrophic consequences for the person with the disorder?
  • Why is addiction sometimes so resistant to treatment?
  • Why is relapse so common that some even consider it a defining feature of addiction?
  • Why does addiction so frequently co-occur with other psychiatric disorders?

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