When to Stop Addiction Treatment: How Long Is Enough?
The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, Volume 8, Number 7&8, November 2020
Michael Weaver, MD, FASAM.
Professor and medical director at the Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addictions, University of Texas Medical School.
Dr. Weaver has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Addiction is often lifelong phenomenon, but many patients may still wish to end treatment. We discuss the reasons why a patient might ask to “complete” their treatment and provide you with strategies for talking with patients about ceasing therapeutic treatments for substance use disorders.