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Is addiction a chronic disease?

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Addiction is a chronic brain disease that is more about the neurology of the brain rather than the outward manifestations of behavioral problems and poor ...
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Positive: 96 %
Reframing addiction as a chronic illness would help people get appropriate treatment and benefit the health care system, says A. Thomas McLellan ...
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Positive: 93 %

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Addiction is a complex and chronic disease, so discontinuing substance abuse requires more than just good intentions or the willpower to stop.
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Positive: 96 %
Addiction shares many of the characteristics of other chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and asthma. To effectively treat addiction as a ...
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Positive: 91 %
Many people still see addiction as a character flaw instead of a chronic disease of the brain, according to U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.He told The ...
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Positive: 77 %
In spite of the recent challenges, the long tradition of depicting addiction as a chronic, relapsing disease continues. Treatment practices, however ...
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Positive: 54 %

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