Addiction psychiatrists needed now more than ever

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Addiction psychiatrists needed now more than ever

April 30, 2018

Two at Harborvew Medical Center discuss their jobs' upsides and challenges.

She took one hit of heroin and “ended up dead for a few seconds,” recounted UW Medicine psychiatrist Richard Ries, describing a patient.  Years later, though, the woman got married and returned to college.

The story explores addiction psychiatry through the eyes of two practitioners at Harborview Medical Center.

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