Expert: addiction medicine needs to be included with all other specialties (Dr. Annabel Mead)
An expert in addiction treatment with St. Paul’s Hospital says the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons is making steps to include addiction medicine with all other specialties.
Dr. Annabel Mead says right now training programs are being developed to allow doctors to certify – and be accredited – for specializing in treating addictions.
She says this just makes sense.
“It is a chronic, relapsing medical condition that should have the same attention and the same resources and the same specialist training for doctors to be able to manage it you know, like you would manage any other severe, relapsing chronic condition”