Despair, Loneliness, and Substance Use Disorders
The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, Volume 8, Number 6, September 2020
Rehan Aziz, MD.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Dr. Aziz has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Loneliness is a readily measurable phenomenon and it predicts worse outcomes in addiction treatment on the individual and population levels. What can we do in the clinic to combat loneliness and promote social cohesion?