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

www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/understanding-drug-abuse-addiction

In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes more than good intentions or a strong will. In fact, because drugs change the brain in ways that ...

Is drug addiction a mental illness? | National Institute on Drug Abuse ...

www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/comorbidity-addiction-other-mental-illnesses/drug-addiction-mental-illness

Yes, because addiction changes the brain in fundamental ways, disturbing a ... and substituting new priorities connected with procuring and using the drug.

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

centeronaddiction.org/addiction/disease-model-addiction

Sep 30, 2015 ... Like diabetes, cancer and heart disease, addiction is caused by a ... The person will also prefer the drug to other healthy pleasures and may ...

Drug addiction. Is it a disease or is it based on choice? A review of ...

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3047254/

He makes a compelling, multifaceted argument that conceptualizing drug addiction as a chronic disease (like schizophrenia or diabetes) is both misleading and ...

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

www.thecleanslate.org/myths/addiction-is-not-a-brain-disease-it-is-a-choice/

On the other hand, addiction to drugs and alcohol is not obviously a disease, and to call it such we must either overlook the major gaps in the disease argument, ...

Drug Abuse and Addiction Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention Facts

www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/drug-abuse-addiction

WebMD explains how drug use can lead to addiction, and why drug addiction is considered a disease.

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs - Enterhealth

www.enterhealth.com/faqs

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 ...

Is addiction a disease? - The Institute For Addiction Study

www.instituteforaddictionstudy.com/PDF/Addiction Q & A.pdf

The best argument against calling addiction a disease states that addicts make the choice to use drugs and that their inability to stop is simply immature and ...

The Genetics of Addiction - Is Addiction a Disease?

www.addictionsandrecovery.org/is-addiction-a-disease.htm

May 20, 2016 ... disease of addiction, recovery, genetics, family history, children of ... If you repeatedly abuse drugs or alcohol because of poor coping skills, ...

Addiction is a Brain Disease : The Addiction Recovery Guide

www.addictionrecoveryguide.org/articles/

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 ...

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