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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.

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.

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

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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 ...

Is Addiction Really A Disease? - Addiction Recovery Guide

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May 20, 2014 ... I am really tired of addicts using the "disease" excuse for their "problem". ... physically, mentally, or emotionally addicted to a drug is a CHOICE!

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, ...

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs - Enterhealth

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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 ...

Addiction is a Brain Disease : The Addiction Recovery Guide

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Nov 21, 2014 ... 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 really a disease? | Life and style | The Guardian

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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” ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...