The disease model of addiction describes an addiction as a disease with
biological, neurological, genetic, and environmental sources of origin. The
traditional medical model of disease requires only...
Sep 30, 2015 ... Like diabetes, cancer and heart disease, addiction is caused by a ... Over time,
continued release of these chemicals causes changes in the ...
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 ...
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.
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and
... basis that makes early-life exposure to substances such an important factor.
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The best argument against calling addiction a disease states that addicts make
the .... pancreas causes diabetes, but the idea of a physical disorder in the brain ...
Nov 21, 2014 ... Thus, having this brain disease does not absolve the addict of ... What really
matters most is whether or not a drug causes what we now know to ...
Addiction is due 50 percent to genetic predisposition and 50 percent to poor ....
marijuana lowers your inhibitions, which makes it harder for you to make the right
Why is alcohol and drug addiction considered a brain disease? 30 years ago, the
scientific and medical communities didn't know as much about addiction and ...
Nov 12, 2012 ... There are three main definitional categories for addiction: a disease, ..... What
causes addiction is the self-perpetuating nature of a brain design ...