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Addiction Definition

Politics in the Diagnosis of Addiction

Stanton Peele | Posted 07.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

There is an inescapable conceptual struggle when dealing with America's volatile history of, and attitudes toward, substance use. In other words, the meaning of addiction is a never-ending American, and thus worldwide, cultural debate.

Addiction Is Brain Condition, Not Just Behavior Problem, Doctor Group Says

AP/Huffington Post | By LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 10.16.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP)-- Addiction isn't just about willpower. It's a chronic brain disease, says a new definition aimed at helping families and their doctor...