Addiction Recovery Channel: Defining Addiction, Brain Disease and Recovery - Science Matters - Part Two

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Part two of a two-part special! Join Ed Baker and his distinguished guest, Todd Mandell, MD, as they continue to discuss the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s 2019 expanded definition of addiction. What is meant by addiction, brain disease, and recovery? These are important questions, and Dr. Mandell answers them with the perspective of a Board Certified Psychiatrist with added qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry and who has 30 years' experience in the field of addiction psychiatry. Especially interesting are Dr.Mandell’s views on empowerment and choice. Joining Dr. Mandell with his valued perspective is Cam Lauf, Certified Recovery Coach.

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