The disease model of addiction describes an addiction as a disease with
biological, neurological, ... Archived at the National Institute on Drug Abuse
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 ...
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, ...
Families of drug addicts
also often notice when the addicted
person neglecting him or herself, in ways that the addicted
person may not notice as they are caught up in their addictive
behavior. Because addicts
have variable and unpredictable moods -- from everyday lows... More »
He makes a compelling, multifaceted argument that conceptualizing drug
addiction as a chronic disease (like schizophrenia or diabetes) is both
misleading and ...
WebMD explains how drug use can lead to addiction, and why drug addiction is
considered a disease.
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.
Aug 13, 2012 ... As the Times piece brings out, at issue is whether drug addiction is a disease (
link is external) (involuntary) or a choice (link is external) ...
Jul 12, 2015 ... Why did some 75% of heroin-addicted Vietnam vets kick the drug when they
returned home? It's hard to picture a brain disease such as ...