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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…

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The Science of Addiction [Infographic]

All too often, people think of addiction as a choice or shortcoming. In reality, it is a medical issue. By looking at the science of addiction, it becomes clear that addiction needs to be treated with the same medical attention and support as any other illness. That starts with high-quality detox center services. How Common…