The disease model of addiction describes an addiction as a disease with
biological, neurological, genetic, and environmental sources of origin. The
Sep 30, 2015 ... Recent advances in scientific research show that addiction is a primary and often
chronic disease of the brain.
disease of addiction, recovery, genetics, family history, children of alcoholics,
addicts, twin studies, cross addiction, total abstinence.
Dec 17, 2011 ... For many decades it's been widely accepted that alcoholism (or addiction) is a
disease. The "disease concept" is taught in addiction training ...
The argument against calling addiction a disease centers on the nature of free
will. This argument ... be a choice: the addict had the choice to start using drugs.
The disease of addiction has a target organ known as the mid brain. The cause is
regulatory dysfunction of a neurotransmitter called dopamine. The effect is a ...
What's the difference between abuse and addiction? Substance abuse is ... Why
is alcohol and drug addiction considered a brain disease? 30 years ago, the ...
Public Policy Statement: Definition of Addiction. Short Definition of Addiction:
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and ...
So, we talked with researchers, psychologists and "addicts" and asked them: Is
addiction a choice? Publicity about addiction suggests it is a disease so powerful
May 20, 2014 ... I consider myself highly educated and informed about addicts, addiction and co-
dependency. I am a family member of an addict and I have had ...