Medicine’s Barry Hoffer says addictions must be managed

Why do addicts relapse?

ideastream: Experts say somewhere between 50 and 90 percent of alcoholics and drug addicts relapse. Barry Hoffer, adjunct professor in the School of Medicine, said addiction isn’t something treated and cured; it needs to be managed. “You have to think of addiction the way you would think of something like asthma or diabetes or hypertension,” he said.