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The system is broken. It must be fixed before too many more people die. If AA founders Bill Wilson and Bob Smith were alive today, I am certain they would enthusiastically pursue opportunities for treating alcoholism through research and medication.
So should we.
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Markus Heilig is a physician scientist at the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed here are his own.
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