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Addiction Disease

Understanding Addiction's 3 Stages Could Help Us Treat The Disease

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living

Experts who research addiction have long argued that it is a disease of the brain. Now, in a new paper, they present a model of addiction, broken down...

The Elephant in the Room

Margaret Stone | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Stone

We must embrace those in need. Our military troops and veterans suffer in painful numbers from addiction and trauma. They, along with anyone else suffering from these illnesses, need a soft landing. They need to know that coming forward leads not toward disaster, but toward freedom.

Cause of Death: Addiction?

Jeffrey B. Lane | Posted 05.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey B. Lane

The time has come to stop regarding addiction as a character flaw -- a personal and moral failing -- and to provide the treatment people suffering from the disease deserve, including long-term management for those with the chronic form of the disease, just as we do for hypertension or diabetes or cancer.