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Is Addiction a Disease? The Disease Model of Addiction | The ...

centeronaddiction.org/addiction/disease-model-addiction

Aug 23, 2016 ... Recent advances in scientific research show that addiction is a primary and often chronic disease of the brain.

DrugFacts: Understanding Drug Use and Addiction | National ...

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Addiction is a chronic disease characterized by drug seeking and use that is compulsive, or difficult to control, despite harmful consequences. The initial decision ...

The Genetics of Addiction - Is Addiction a Disease?

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May 20, 2016 ... disease of addiction, recovery, genetics, family history, children of alcoholics, addicts, twin studies, cross addiction, total abstinence.

The Disease of Addiction - Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

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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 ...

Addiction is a Brain Disease : The Addiction Recovery Guide

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Oct 17, 2016 ... A core concept evolving with scientific advances over the past decade is that drug addiction is a brain disease that develops over time as a ...

Is Addiction a Disease? | Foundations Recovery Network

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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) defines addiction as “a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, ...

Addiction is not a disease — and we're treating addicts incorrectly ...

nypost.com/2015/07/12/addiction-is-not-a-disease-and-were-treating-drug-and-alcohol-addicts-wrong/

Jul 12, 2015 ... We all know addiction is a disease. It has been so classified by all the authoritative sources. The American Medical Association labeled ...

Why Addiction is Not a Disease, According to Dr. Marc Lewis | The Fix

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Jul 20, 2015 ... There is the assumption, which Dr. Nora Volkow continues to pound in, that we need to label addiction as a disease in order to remove the ...

Is addiction really a disease? | Life and style | The Guardian

www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jul/24/is-addiction-really-a-disease

Jul 24, 2016 ... What is addiction? For the majority who have strong opinions on the matter, addiction is a disease. In fact it's “a chronic relapsing brain disease” ...

Is Drug Addiction a Disease or a Choice? - The Recovery Village

www.therecoveryvillage.com/recovery-blog/drug-addiction-disease-choice/

Jun 30, 2016 ... The reality is that addiction is a disease, and the research is there to support it. Drugs physically change the brain and create a compulsive ...

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Addiction is NOT a Brain Disease, It is a Choice - The Clean Slate ...

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They're screaming it from the rooftops: “addiction is a disease, and you can't stop it without medical treatment”! But why are they screaming it so loud, why are ...

ASAM Definition of Addiction - American Society of Addiction Medicine

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Public Policy Statement: Definition of Addiction. Short Definition of Addiction: Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and ...

Is Addiction Really a Disease? | Psychology Today

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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 ...