Drug Abuse as a Chronic Condition, Redonna Chandler (3 of 3)

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[Part 3 of 3] Redonna K. Chandler, Ph.D., Division of Epidemiology at the National Institute on Drug Abuse explains why she thinks that addiction is a chronic condition and how it should be treated.

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"Julie first used drugs when she was 13. It was only cannabis; no one ever gets any problems with cannabis. Do they?"

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