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Is Addiction a Disease? The Disease Model of Addiction | The ...

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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.

Addiction is NOT a Brain Disease, It is a Choice - The Clean Slate ...

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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, ...

DrugFacts: Understanding Drug Use and Addiction | National ...

www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/understanding-drug-use-addiction

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.

Is Drug Addiction a Disease or a Choice? - The Recovery Village

www.therecoveryvillage.com/recovery-blog/drug-addiction-disease-choice/

Jun 30, 2016 ... According to DrugAbuse.gov, “Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite ...

Is Addiction Really a Disease? | Psychology Today

www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-heart-addiction/201112/is-addiction-really-disease

Dec 17, 2011 ... Perhaps worst of all, calling addiction a "disease" interferes with exploring ... Of course, addiction usually causes much more serious problems.

What Makes Addiction A Disease? - Addict Science

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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 ...

Addiction and Choice: Theory and New Data

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3644798/

... knew about addiction was restricted to those individuals who make up the ...

Is Addiction a Disease? | Foundations Recovery Network

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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 is a Brain Disease : The Addiction Recovery Guide

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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 - Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

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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 ...