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Addiction Begins With A Choice That You Make That’s Why It Isn’t A Disease

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Addiction seems to be quite the hot topic at the moment, and many people have their own views  when it comes to whether or not it is a ‘disease.’ While you might not think it is a ‘choice’ calling it a  disease is not as cut and dry as you might want it to be.

Addiction can and does  destroy people and families. It is a damning thing for anyone to go through, be it firsthand or having to  watch a loved one go through it.

That being said, it does not necessarily meet the requirements of a  ‘disease’ at all. I recently came across a paper published in CMAJ that went over how addiction is not a disease, and it  really put things into perspective for me.

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