Featured Articles: PDF OnlyAll for One, One for All: Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Treatment of AddictionsNadeau, Louise MA, PhDAuthor Information Département de Psychologie Université de Montréal The Canadian Journal of Addiction: September 2014 - Volume 5 - Issue 3 - p 23-27 Buy Abstract In the treatment of addictions, the contribution of psychosocial practitioners in an interdisciplinary team is significant. Effective public health interventions have been led by concerted health professionals. Screening for potentially addictive practices is necessary not only in emergency rooms and in the offices of general practitioners but also within mental health and addiction services albeit the resistance of both medical and non-medical practitioners to systematically implement such screening procedures. Temperament and personality assessment can help establish more tailored treatment plans. Given that when treatments are compared with each other the difference in outcomes is typically small and variable it is suggested that successful interdisciplinary teams share facilitative interpersonal skills. A group of concerned and competent practitioners that complement their knowhow in an interdisciplinary team may be the optimal solution to provide the help needed by patients throughout the course of recovery. © 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.