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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"I got very drunk one night and a guy in a pub said the wrong thing to me, so I glassed him in the face. I ended up spending 4 months in prison for ABH (actual bodily harm)."

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