Dr. Michael Kane, a graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine and
board certified in both family medicine and psychiatry, came to embrace
addictions treatment by way of family tragedy. He lost his younger sister to
complications related to methamphetamine dependence. There have been
other deaths as well, his cousin and his father in law, both of whom died from
complications related to alcohol dependence.
Dr. Kane views addiction as a
chronic medical illness with complex genetic and psychosocial inputs. As such
addiction treatment requires a multidisciplinary approach with an individualized
continuum of care, well beyond the first few days of detox, which is what is
typically available in most areas of the United States.