Dr. Jon Morgenstern, who leads addiction research at Wellbridge Addiction Treatment and Research and serves as Assistant Vice President of Addiction Services at Northwell Health, discusses in this Q&A how new and innovative approaches to substance abuse treatment are imperative to effectively addressing this major epidemic.
What is the current state of research and addiction treatment?
While there has been an increase in research activity focused on addiction issues, the challenge is that it often takes a decade or more before important clinical findings can be implemented into real-world care delivery.
To address this problem we must begin to create addiction treatment learning laboratories that are embedded into and coexist with treatment and recovery centers. The goal is to accelerate the translation of basic science discoveries into actionable treatment methodologies that can be shared with and help advance the work of addiction professionals nationwide.[Read more…] about What is the Current State of Research and Addiction Treatment? A Q&A with Dr. Jon Morgenstern