woman leaning against the wall zoning out from drug use and finding some relief knowing addiction is a disease

How We Know Addiction is a Disease

How many times have you heard someone say addiction is a disease? Medical professionals affirm the use of the word “disease” when describing addiction. But when you look at the way treatment works in the addiction community, is substance abuse really being treated in the same way as other chronic diseases? If you or someone…

Disease Model of Addiction Infographic

Disease Model of Addiction [Infographic]

In the past, addiction has been viewed as a moral shortcoming, a flaw or even a decision. In reality, no one can choose not to be an addict, and it isn’t a character deficiency in any way. Get a better understanding of the disease model of addiction, which helps explain that addiction is an illness.…