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Disease model of addiction

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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...

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

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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 - 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 ...

Addiction is a Disease - ATTC Network

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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.

ASAM Definition of Addiction - American Society of Addiction Medicine

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Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and ... basis that makes early-life exposure to substances such an important factor.

Is addiction a disease? - The Institute For Addiction Study

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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 ...

Addiction is a Brain Disease : The Addiction Recovery Guide

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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 ...

The Genetics of Addiction - Is Addiction a Disease?

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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  ...

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs - Enterhealth

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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 ...

Why Addiction is NOT a Brain Disease | Mind the Brain

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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 ...

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

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Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the addicted individual and ...

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

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Real Diseases versus The Disease Concept or Theory of Drug Addiction ... is in a state of abnormal physiological functioning, and this causes the undesirable ...

Is Addiction Really a Disease? | Psychology Today

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