Aug 23, 2016 ... Like diabetes, cancer and heart disease, addiction is caused by a combination of
... All people make choices about whether to use substances.
In a true disease, some part of the body is in a state of abnormal physiological
functioning, and this causes the undesirable symptoms. In the case of cancer, ...
Dec 17, 2011 ... Perhaps worst of all, calling addiction a "disease" interferes with exploring ... Of
course, addiction usually causes much more serious problems.
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and
... basis that makes early-life exposure to substances such an important factor.
WebMD explains how drug use can lead to addiction, and why drug addiction is
considered a disease.
Some people view addiction as a choice that an individual makes or as a
behavior that can be stopped willingly at any time. But over the past several years
, the ...
Oct 17, 2016 ... Thus, having this brain disease does not absolve the addict of responsibility ...
What may make addiction seem unique among brain diseases, ...
... knew about addiction was restricted to those individuals who make up the ...
He makes a compelling, multifaceted argument that conceptualizing drug
addiction as a chronic disease (like schizophrenia or diabetes) is both
misleading and ...
May 20, 2016 ... disease of addiction, recovery, genetics, family history, children of ... that is
caused by poor coping skills is where you can make a difference.