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.
Addiction is due 50 percent to genetic predisposition and 50 percent to poor ...
Consider heart disease, the leading cause of death in the developed world.
As Dr. Volkow, Director of NIDA explains, “People say if you consider drug
addiction a disease, you are taking the responsibility away from the drug addict.
Public Policy Statement: Definition of Addiction. Short Definition of Addiction:
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and ...
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People often disagree with the idea of calling addiction a disease in the ... The
best argument against calling addiction a disease states that addicts make the.
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 ...
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!