Addiction

Is addiction really a disease if it begins with a choice that the user makes?

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    hvagpd
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    From Quora – our answers….
    Very interesting question and very interesting responses!

    We do not feel that addiction in and of itself is a “disease” but nor do we think that the root is easily defined as beginning with “a choice”.

    Sure – sometimes it is. And in those cases, a dependency can be chemical and it can be hormonal.

    But in so many of the cases that we deal with, it is rooted in a desperate search for a solution and is most often a means to cope with some other pain, or inability to deal with any number of things.

    The definition as a disease allows for real issues to be dealt with through medical means and that is a good thing.

    Thanks for asking.

    HVA
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