Reducing drug use improves clinical outcomes in patients with stimulant use disorder

Reduced drug use was linked to lower levels of craving, depression and other drug-related problems among individuals with stimulant use disorder, even if they did not achieve abstinence, according to a study published in Addiction.
“These findings align with an evolving understanding in the field of addiction, affirming that abstinence should be neither the sole aim nor only valid outcome of treatment,” National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Director Nora Volkow, MD, said in a press release. “Embracing measures of success in addiction treatment beyond abstinence supports

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