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Can substance use disorders (SUDs) be cured?

Treatment for substance use disorders (SUDs) generally isn’t a cure. However, addiction is treatable and can be successfully managed. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), treatment should be ongoing and should be adjusted based on how the person responds. Treatment plans need to be reviewed often and modified to fit the person’s changing needs.

People struggling with the misuse of drugs or alcohol, should not hesitate to reach out. Help is available. They can contact their primary care physician (PCP) who can help coordinate their care and refer them to a specialist, if needed.

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