addiction as a disease

Stigma: Stigma Free

Stigma: Stigma Free

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." - Arthur Schopenhauer Decriminalization of Drugs? The Portugal Addiction Treatment Approach Everyone knows substance abuse is...

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Addiction: Disease or Choice?

Addiction: Disease or Choice?

Is Addiction a Disease or a Choice?  The stigma of addiction and drug and alcohol rehab is associated with the misconceptions behind why people suffer from chemical dependency issues. For years, society has attributed addiction to a moral deficiency or weakness in...

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The Stigma of Addiction

The Stigma of Addiction

I have written on this topic more than once spanning the course of nearly 10 years. The awareness of addiction in that period of time has increased significantly, and yet one thing persists--the stigma attached to it. I don't know if we will ever get past it but...

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The One Brain Cell that Makes or Breaks Your Habits

The One Brain Cell that Makes or Breaks Your Habits

Some habits are good habits, while other habits are not. Habits play an important role in freeing up space for our brain to remember more important things, especially in drug addiction recovery. Scientists from Duke University have pinpointed a single neuron deep...

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