Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 42, Issue 2, pp 269–272 | Cite as

The Opioid Epidemic as a Watershed Moment for Physician Training in Addiction Medicine

In Depth Article: Commentary


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This commentary did not involve human subjects.


On behalf of both authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Stanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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