Aug 23, 2016 ... Recent advances in scientific research show that addiction is a primary and often
chronic disease of the brain.
Addiction is a chronic disease characterized by drug seeking and use that is
compulsive, or difficult to control, despite harmful consequences. The initial
May 20, 2016 ... disease of addiction, recovery, genetics, family history, children of alcoholics,
addicts, twin studies, cross addiction, total abstinence.
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 ...
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 ...
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) defines addiction as “a chronic,
relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and
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 ...
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 ...
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” ...
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 ...