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 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.
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 ...
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 ...
Jan 4, 2016 ... Learn all about addiction, including what causes addiction and how it can be
treated. ... to alcohol. Alcoholism is a chronic (long-term) disease.
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.
He makes a compelling, multifaceted argument that conceptualizing drug
addiction as a chronic disease (like schizophrenia or diabetes) is both
misleading and ...
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 ...
Addiction begins with the voluntary behavior of using drugs, and addicts must ...
What may make addiction seem unique among brain diseases, however, is that ...
Addiction is a chronic brain disease that causes people to lose their ability to
resist a craving, despite negative physical, personal, or social consequences.