Aug 23, 2016 ... Addiction is a complex disease of the brain and body that involves compulsive ...
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, ...
In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting usually takes ... Drugs
change the brain in ways that make quitting hard, even for those who want to.
Jun 30, 2016 ... According to DrugAbuse.gov, “Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain
disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite ...
Dec 17, 2011 ... Perhaps worst of all, calling addiction a "disease" interferes with exploring ... Of
course, addiction usually causes much more serious problems.
That addiction is tied to changes in brain structure and function is what makes it,
fundamentally, a brain disease. A metaphoric switch in the brain seems to be ...
... knew about addiction was restricted to those individuals who make up the ...
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, ...
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 ...