Featured Articles: PDF OnlyAddiction Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry in Calgary, AlbertaLim, Ronald MD CCFP FASAM ABAM(D) CCSAM CISAMAuthor Information Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Family Medicine and Psychiatry, Program Director, Resident (R3) Enhanced Skill Residency Program Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary Addiction Centre Foothills Adult Program 6th Fl. North Tower, Foothills Medical Centre 1403 19 Street, NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 2T9 Ph: (403) 944–2025 Fax: (403) 944–2056 Email: [email protected] The Canadian Journal of Addiction: September 2014 - Volume 5 - Issue 3 - p 21-23 Buy Abstract Addiction is a common chronic brain disease that affects a significant proportion of the North American population. Addiction is not only confined to the use of substances but also extends to behaviors such as gambling. Many addicted individuals suffer concurrent disorders with chronic pain and other psychiatric issues. This has resulted in significant harms and cost to individuals and society. Despite the high prevalence of addiction, physician training in this field of medicine remains fragmented and lacking. This article outlines the post graduate training opportunities to enhance skills in Addiction Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry that currently exist in Calgary. © 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.