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Addiction Medicine Recognized as New Medical Subspecialty

The American Board of Medical Specialties has formally recognized addiction medicine as a new subspecialty, paving the way for addiction medicine fellowship training programs to seek accreditation, which will lead to health network inclusion for addiction medicine specialists and increased access to funding for fellowship training. With the recognition of addiction as a preventable and treatable disease, a new career option has opened for medical students, residents and physicians interested in specializing in the treatment of addiction. More detailed information is available online

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