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Putting Recovery On The Map

11-22-11 | By

What is the Disease Concept of Addiction?

disease concept of addiction

Throughout history, the attitude toward addiction has been one of disapproval. Addiction was seen as a personal failing, one that resulted from a weakness or a lack of discipline. At best, addiction was a bad habit, at worst, it was a sin. Although addiction has not entirely lost its stigma, it seems an increasing body of scientific research has … Continued