Addiction Medicine is not a recognized specialty

http://disruptedphysician.com/2014/08/15/robin-williams-melancholy-suicide-hopelessness-helplessness-and-defeat/

“The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)  recognizes 24 medical specialties and subspecialties. Addiction Medicine is not one of them. The only ABMS recognized subspecialty is Addiction Psychiatry and it requires a four-year psychiatric-residency program followed by a 1-year Fellowship focusing on addiction in an accredited training program.

In contrast, ABAM certification requires only a medical degree, a valid license to practice medicine, and completion of residency training in ANY specialty.”

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