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Brief summary - Narcology

Narcology (Russian: наркология: narkole³gija), from Russian нарко- (narco-, pertaining to narcotics, illicit drugs) + -логия (-logy, branch of study) is a subspecialty of psychiatry dealing with the prevention, treatment, diagnosis, social care and recovery of drug-dependent persons. The study and science of phenomena of narcomania, toxicomania, alcohol use disorder, and its e¦tiology, pathogenesis, and clinical aspects. The term for a practitioner of narcology is narcologist. In the United States, the comparable terms are addiction medicine and addictionist.


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