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is drug addiction a disease

Is Drug Addiction a Disease?

At least 24 million Americans have used drugs at some point in their lives. You, or someone you love, may be battling with drug addiction after casual usage spiraling out of control. You may also be grappling with the question of, “Is drug addiction a disease?” While some people frame drug addiction

is addiction really a disease

Is Addiction Really a Disease? 

A hotly debated topic that has surfaced recently revolves around the question: “Is addiction really a disease?” To many, this conversation is of utmost importance. These individuals insist that addiction is a certifiable disease, upheld by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) definition of “substance abuse disorder”.  However, to some, the idea of calling addiction a disease comes off as enabling to