Is Addiction Really a Disease?

We have finally learned enough about the brain, we have finally gotten enough pieces of the puzzle that I can tell you exactly how addiction fits that model, I can tell you the part of the brain, I can tell you the nature of the defect, I can explain everything that addicts do without having to refer back to their bad morals, their bad personality, or their bad parents…and this information I think, is very powerful indeed….I think it has the power to change the world.”

-*Dr. Kevin McCauley

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