Addiction as a Disease

Is addiction a disease? This question has been up for debate for many years. If so, how does addiction qualify as a disease?What characteristics qualify drug addiction as a disease? Many people think of addiction as purely behavioral but research has shown that there is a biochemical component. What do you think?

My Thoughts on the Disease Model of Addiction

In this video, I address the disease model of addiction and where you can get help for drug addiction.

APA Reference
Shallowhorn, K. (2012, April 26). Addiction as a Disease, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, April 17 from

Author: Karl Shallowhorn, MS, CASAC

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