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Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy
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Why Do We Accept 50 Years of Failure in Treating Alcoholics and Addicts? Is the Definition of Insanity Doing the Same Thing Over and Over andExpecting Different Results?

David Kolker JD*

Sober Living Outpatient, LLC, Delray Beach, FL, USA

*Corresponding Author:
David Kolker JD
M.S.W., Sober Living Outpatient, LLC, Delray Beach, FL, USA
E-mail: [email protected]

strong>Received October 12, 2012; Accepted October 15, 2012; Published October 22, 2012

Citation: David Kolker JD (2012) Why Do We Accept 50 Years of Failure in Treating Alcoholics and Addicts? Is the Definition of Insanity Doing the Same Thing Over and Over and Expecting Different Results? J Addict Res Ther 3:e114. doi:10.4172/2155-6105.1000e114

Copyright: © 2012 David Kolker JD. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

The drug and alcohol treatment industry in the United States is failing. The acceptance of dismal results and the continuation thereof of subpar treatment modalities needs to be reviewed and providers need to be held accountable. It is clear from the results of drug and alcohol treatment that doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results is complete insanity. The mere fact of an individual afflicted with a disease receiving the same treatment after repeated failures is a drain on the system and ineffective at best.

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