“Addiction Medicine” IS now Recognized Medical Specialty

EDS and Chronic Pain News & Info

ABMS accepts “Addiction Medicine “ – 3/14/2016 – update/correction to a previous post

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) officially recognized Addiction Medicine as a subspecialty at its October 2015 Board Meeting in Dallas, Texas.

The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM), a Member Board of ABMS, sponsored the application for the subspecialty to allow physicians certified by any of the 24 ABMS Member Boards to apply for the new certificate

However, a previous article (and blog post) shows exactly how flimsy the requirements are to become an “Addiction Medicine” specialist.

With little training in anything but the 12-step model, such specialists are supremely unqualified to deal with the complexities and social consequences of addiction. 

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One thought on ““Addiction Medicine” IS now Recognized Medical Specialty

  1. I have 16 years of sobriety, come Groundhog day. There have been so many attempts at putting ‘recovery’ in pill form. Somehow, and this is just me, it all seems surreal. The only sobriety that has ever ‘stuck’ is that which Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob promoted. Good old fashion, hard work, and, the willingness to ask for help from others.

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