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.Read more on awarenessact.com