The Israel Center on Addiction is a clinical and academic center that was established to spearhead the field of addiction in Israel, with regard to treatment, prevention, training clinicians, promoting research, and shaping national healthcare policy.

What is Addiction?

Addiction is a complex medical disorder that damages certain parts of the brain. Addiction has biological, psychological, and social manifestations. Like other chronic medical disorders, addiction is characterized by periods of remission (discontinuation of the addictive behavior) and relapse (return to the addictive behavior).

Addiction: An Overview

Policy and Prevention

Addiction is one of the most common medical disorders in the world, causing significant physical and mental morbidity, mortality, and economic damage. The Israel Center on Addiction is working to establish prevention programs for youth, and to lead change in addiction treatment policy at the national level in Israel, especially in the national healthcare system.

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Treatment

Addiction is a complex medical disorder with biological, psychological, and social manifestations. Therefore, treatment at the Israel Center on Addiction is integrative, multidisciplinary and based on proven scientific approaches. The distinct types of treatment are designed to target different aspects of addiction, and to complement each other. These include various medical and psychological treatments, in both individual and group settings, including, for example, family and couples therapy.

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Training 

Addiction is a complex medical disorder with biological, psychological, and social manifestations. Therefore, treatment at the Israel Center on Addiction is integrative, multidisciplinary and based on proven scientific approaches. The distinct types of treatment are designed to target different aspects of addiction, and to complement each other. These include various medical and psychological treatments, in both individual and group settings, including, for example, family and couples therapy.

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Research 

The Israel Center on Addiction is a center of academic excellence whose goal is to promote the treatment of addiction in Israel. All of the Center’s programs and activities are constantly being evaluated by applied research for their effectiveness. The Center’s research investigates addiction at both the individual and group levels – with a focus on treatment, prevention, and planning health and social services at the national level.

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